Meet the Team
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Reverend Doug Thuen
SENIOR PASTOR | Extension 13
Pastor Doug was born and raised in beautiful northern New Jersey. Graduating from Nyack College in 1990 and Alliance Theological Seminary in 1995, he has served in full-time ministry since 1989. Doug was the first pastor called to Sparta Church and has been ministering here since 1995 with his wife Jen. Doug and Jen cherish their sons, daughters, and son-in-law and are enjoying seeing God's fruit bear out in each of their lives as they grow in Christ as adults. They love to "do life together" with Josh, Emily (married to Josh Warncke), Grace and Nate. Doug is also known as ‘Poppy’ to the two greatest granddaughters in the world, Reagan and Mackenzie. Sometimes you may find him riding his motorcycle around the county, or swinging a golf club when he gets the chance. Pastor Doug's passion is leading people to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ while helping them identify their God-given purpose and equipping them to lead others to do the same.