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Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Summers

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." ~Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)

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The Reverend Doctor Douglas E. Summers is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 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, completing the programs of Basic Unit and Parish Base with emphasis on Conflict Management.  He received the Doctor of Ministry Degree in the area of 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; former Chaplain of the Forsyth Prison Chaplaincy in Winston-Salem, NC; Former Field Representative to the General Baptist State Convention o f North Carolina; former Instructor to the Center of Development 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 served as Co-Pastor of Providence Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland along with the late Reverend Marcus G. Wood; he now serves as pastor.


He is the immediate past President of the American Baptist Churches of the South; Member of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Baltimore; Central Regional Coordinator of Churches for the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland and Former Board Member of BLEWS (Blacks and Jewish Forum of Baltimore).  


Presently, he is the 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. As part of his vision for Providence, Dr. Summers has led our congregation in securing property around the church, implemented a spiritual needs assessment, taught our Thursday Bible Brunch, and more. 

He has served as presenter in seminars and speaker for the United Baptist Convention of Maryland and American Baptist Churches of the South, the vicinity of Baltimore and surrounding areas.


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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