Fifteen years ago, if you had told Duane he would be a pastor, he would have chuckled. Had you told him he’d be a worship pastor, he would have outright laughed at you. Though he had some limited experience playing on worship teams at youth and during high school, there was very little in his life that would have pointed to this as being his current situation.
However, in 2003, God turned his life around. Using a time in prison, and the influence of friends and family in life, Duane started to see his gifting in a new light. Suddenly the allure of success in the film industry became less satisfying in comparison to nights playing and leading worship for the youth group he was volunteering with. Eventually, through the prompting of the Spirit and encouragement of those around him, Duane was submitting his application to Columbia Bible College.
During his first year at CBC, the worship arts director notified him of the opportunity to lead at Bakerview. This was the beginning of a 4 year casual and intern journey that eventually culminated in Duane being hired as the Associate Pastor of Worship Arts for the Contemporary Service at Bakerview.
Duane is married to Petina and they have three children, Chase, Tru and Juno.
A little more about Duane:
Favorite movie: Green Lantern
Recommended Reading: The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray
Favorite Vacation Spot: What vacation?
Favorite local lunch spot: Earl's