R. Douglas Meadows was born in Troy, OH and attended Troy Baptist Temple, where he was saved as a teenager. He continued his education at Clarksville Baptist College, Clarksville, TN (B.R.E., 1981), Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH (M.A. in Bible, 1985), and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN (M.Div., 2001). From 1985 to 1995 he pastored Calvary Baptist Church, Piqua, OH. Brother Doug has pastored at Grace Memorial since April, 1995. He and his wife Laura have two sons, Ryan and Chad.