Doug accepted Christ at the age of 8, on July 4, 1976, in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doug and his wife, Shellie met at Bible College. They were married December 26, 1992 and have two children, Caleb (age 16) and Katelyn (age 14).
Doug has been in full-time ministry for two decades, beginning in 1990. He attended the University of Oklahoma for four years as a music major, with an emphasis in percussion. He completed his Bible college training, earning a B.A. in music and Bible. Doug has served local churches as a Student Minister, Assistant Pastor, and Music Director. He was a Senior pastor for six years in Indiana, before following God's call to move to Denver. Doug and Shellie started The Orchard Church out of their living room in the Fall of 2005. Planting a church was a God-given desire for many years. Now, the Lord has made it a reality for the Damerons.