Doug Witherup

Doug Witherup

North Carolina District Youth Director

Douglas Witherup serves as the Executive Director of Church Ministries for his tribe of the Assemblies of God in NC, helping to lead ministry for over 300 churches across the state. He also contributes as an adjunct professor at Southeastern University, Trinity Bible College, and Bridges Christian College. Doug has a B.A. from Southeastern University, an MTh. from the University of Wales, Bangor, and a DMin. from George Fox University under the lead mentorship of Leonard Sweet. Doug has a passion for communicating God’s Word with creativity, speaking life into leaders, and building great teams. He is the author of "Interrobang Preaching: (re)Discovering the Communication Secrets of Jesus". He enjoys traveling, the outdoors, reading, and writing. Most of all, Doug loves to spend time with his wife Camden, son Cade, and daughter Ana, especially if it involves going to the beach, the lake, or eating at Gary’s BBQ.



Why Every Kid Needs Camp

I’ve been involved to one degree or another in summer camps for twenty years. I was a counselor during my college years, took kids to them (and retreats) for eleven years as a youth pastor, and have been involved in leading statewide camps for the past eight years. Now I am sending my own kids. And I can tell you from two decades of experience that there is a marked difference between kids who go to a Christian summer camp and kids who don’t.

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