- Pastor Doug Crosby was born in the city of Boston in April of 1957. Being raised in the religious cult of Christian Science and the influences of liberalism, which are strong in that area of the country, affected him throughout his youth. It was during these years that he embraced the theory of evolution as truth and abortion as a right, along with many other left wing ideas that have poisoned the minds of many people. He would marry his childhood sweet heart, a Roman Catholic girl, and together they would leave their roots and travel the world. After high school, as a young married couple, they would spend the next sixteen years in the U.S. Air Force. Our Pastor’s second assignment with the Air Force was to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippine Islands. He, his wife and now two children (three more children would soon follow) would spend the next three years in this strange land. It was there that Christian missionaries encouraged Mrs. Crosby to compare her religion to the bible scriptures; she came to realize there were major differences. Shortly after that Mrs. Crosby received the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour. As she started to study the Bible and apply its’ truths to her life, it began to change her in such a way that Pastor Crosby, who was in denial of her new faith, came to realize that what she had was the real truth. It would take six months for the Pastor to humble himself in the realization of who the true God of the Bible was. It was then that he saw himself a sinner who could not be saved by his own efforts. Pastor Crosby received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour in October of 1979. From that time to this the Lord has changed his way of thinking and brought him to the place where he could be used of God. In June of 2001 God would take Pastor Horace Dickerson, the founder of Grace Baptist Church, home to be with Him; opening the door for Pastor Doug Crosby to become the second preacher of Grace Baptist Church in September of 2001. As of the writing of this testimony and by the grace of God, the Pastor’s five children and thirteen grandchildren are all in Bible believing churches and serving the Lord faithfully. His wife also continues to serve the Lord faithfully by his side.