Doug Kinney came to the CBC in 1995 as a member of the congregation. Little did he know that it was God’s plan that he would one day become the pastor! Before coming to know the Lord, Doug was a professional musician & songwriter and the leader of a band called Suns of Jubal based in the Hamptons. Through the influence of Reggae music, Doug became interested in a religion known as Rastafarianism and in 1988 he became a Rastafarian, dreadlocks and all. Rastafarians believe in studying the Bible and so Doug began to read the Bible from cover to cover. In 1991 Doug began listening to Christian radio (WMCA 570 AM in NYC) where he began learning about the Christian faith. In 1993 Doug came to a crisis in his life and he had his “Damascus Rd.” experience where he met Jesus Christ and received Him as Savior & Lord.
One of the main reasons Doug began attending CBC was because of former Pastor Eugene McGee’s emphasis on verse by verse and expositional teaching through the entire Bible, which is a hallmark of Calvary Chapels world-wide. Pastor McGee had been praying that God would send a worship leader to CBC and it wasn’t long after attending CBC that Doug began leading worship in song. As more musicians and singers began attending the Church, the CBC Worship Team & Praise Band was formed which still serves at CBC in various forms. Doug began studying for the ministry under Dr. McGee and the two of them formed what some call a “Paul & Timothy” type relationship where McGee became Doug’s mentor.
Pastor Doug served at CBC as its administrator, then as youth pastor, and then as assistant pastor. When Pastor McGee retired in 2002 Pastor Doug was ordained by CBC and he began serving as Senior Pastor. Verse by verse Bible teaching is a main emphasis of Pastor Doug’s ministry at CBC.
Pastor Doug met his wife Meg at CBC and they married in 1999. Ironically, Meg is the Granddaughter of the founders of CBC, Bill & Harriet Steck. Meg serves at the CBC in many ways; she leads the Women’s ministry, works in the CBC office, serves as a junior church teacher, and she is a member of the worship team where she sings and plays flute. She also DJ’s on Faith FM!
Doug & Meg live in the church parsonage with their six children Zebulun, Malakai, Kobe, Tucker, Quinntin & Campbelle. Their adult daughter Samantha lives in Southampton.