Alumni of the Year 2022 | Douglas Stein
The Lord led Doug to Maranatha in the fall of 1975. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies in 1979 and then an MA in Biblical Studies in 2008. Doug has served in full-time ministry as an assistant or associate pastor for 42 years in four churches. He served for over ten years at Calvary Baptist of Watertown with Pastor Bob Loggans. Upon reflection, Pastor Loggans commented, “Doug demonstrated incredible integrity as a student and held many leadership positions. As an athlete, he was well respected by his peers on the wrestling mat and he has been respected for many years as a pastor. Doug came to Calvary at a key time and led in the building of our current church facility as well as demonstrated keen insight into the direction of Calvary Baptist Christian School. Doug has exemplified what it means to be a genuine servant, often taking the second role, but doing so with grace, integrity, and excellence. Doug Stein is what Maranatha is all about!”
After his time at Calvary, Pastor Stein returned to Grace Baptist Church in Anderson, IN, where he has served for over 20 years. He currently serves as the administrative pastor. Dr. Daniel Stevens, senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church says, “Doug handles all the day-to-day operations of the church and oversees the staff. Doug has expertise in the area of finances and is partly responsible for the financial stability of Grace Baptist and Indiana Christian Academy. Doug is a faithful Bible teacher and speaks as often as possible. Doug is a favorite guest speaker for several churches in our community.”
Alumna Abby (Thomas) Huthmaker, who attended Grace Baptist Church before coming to MBU says, “Pastor Doug Stein has served the Lord unconditionally in full-time ministry for many years. He has sacrificed his time, effort, and energy for his local church as well as his community. I have personally been impacted by his one-on-one conversations, thought-out advice, and biblical teachings. As an alumnus of Maranatha Baptist University, he knows firsthand the value of a well-rounded Christian education. I am so thankful he took the time to share with me how special Maranatha is because it eventually led to my attendance and graduation. I can say with full confidence that this award is a well-deserved honor.”
His other ministries included participating in missions projects, serving as pulpit supply for local churches, and serving in his community. Doug is a policeman and fire chaplain. He recently retired as deputy chief after 30 years of being a volunteer fireman and EMT. He also serves in various roles within the Fire Rescue Leadership.
Doug and Karen have been married for 44 years.
They have four kids: Bethany, Rachel, Caleb, and Josh, who all attended MBU and they have also been blessed with 9 grandchildren!
Doug shared that his life verses are:
Gal 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Eph 5:16 “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Thank you, Doug, for your faithfulness to Christ and His church and your commitment to the ministry of Maranatha.