The Reverend Doctor Douglas E. Summers is a native of Winston-Salem and was educated in the public schools. He completed his undergraduate work at Winston-Salem State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He further studied at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC and completed his Master of Divinity Degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

He has also furthered his studies at Baptist Hospital in Clinical Pastoral Education and in the program of Parish Base with emphasis on Conflict Management.

Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Summers
He received the Doctor of Ministry Degree with emphasis upon Pastoral Leadership in Church Development at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois.

He is the former pastor of the Rising Star Baptist Church in Walnut Cove, NC where he pastored for seven years. He is also a former Chaplain of the Forsyth Prison Chaplaincy in Winston-Slaem, NC serving for five years. He served as a Field Representative to the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for three years; former instructor to the Center of Developmental Church Ministry School of Theology, Virginia Union University; former Pastor of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, NC. Since September 17, 2000 he is serving as Co-Pastor of Providence Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland along with the Reverend Marcus G. Wood.

Along with his pastoral duties, he has served on many Civic and Religious committees and boards in Winston-Salem and the state of North Carolina. Just to mention a few, he served on the Finance Committee to the Lott Carey Convention, Third Vice Moderator of the Rowan Baptist Association, Board Member of the Early Childhood Partnership, Board Member of the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition, Board Chairperson Member to the Family Advocacy Foundation, Board Member of the Today's Woman Wellness Center. He has served as President of the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, Board member of the Winston-Salem National Urban League, Board member of the Prodigal Community Ministries and Board Member of the Crisis Control Ministry. He is presently Treasurer of the American Baptist Churches of the South, Member of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Baltimore, and Board Member of the Providence Adult Day Care Center Inc. of Baltimore. Since coming to Providence he has assisted in implementing a Parent-Child Exchange Program and leading the congregation to securing property around the church. This is part of developing a vision for the ongoing outreach ministries in the community.

He is married to the former Pamela Bohannon, and they have three sons, Ryan, Tyler and Joshua, and one daughter, Kyndall.



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