Doug Gray, Senior Pastor

A Western MA native, Doug Gray has lived in Chicopee for most of his life.  After earning a Biology degree from the University of Massachusetts, marrying his high school sweetheart, Cheryl, and starting a family of two sons and a daughter, Doug worked as a lab technician at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years.  Although Doug enjoyed his work in the lab, he knew God was calling him into the ministry.  While continuing to live in Chicopee, Doug attended Baptist Bible Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity.  In addition to earning his degree, Doug also received the "farthest commuter" award for traveling over 50,000 miles between Chicopee and Clarks Summit, PA.

Following seminary, Doug served as an associate pastor for eleven years--seven in Chicopee and four in Indiana.  In the summer of 2011, Doug and Cheryl left their two sons at Purdue University and came home to Western MA with their daughter, to plant Harvest Bible Chapel in Ludlow, which, in Doug's words, is "a dream come true."  Doug is passionate about bringing the gospel to Ludlow and is looking forward to helping people negotiate life's challenges and experience lasting change.