Rev. Doug Garrison, Youth & Associate Pastor was born and raised in Barnardsville, N.C. Graduating from North Buncombe High School in 1994, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1998.
He began his life-long employment as a vendor for local grocery and convenience stores. A job he loves because he has a chance to speak with numerous people each week.
He met his wife Mandy in 2001 and they were married in 2004. He is the loving father of their daughter Emilie (and her husband Cody), their son Braxton, and their nephew Kyson.
In 2005, Doug accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized shortly after.
In 2006, Rev. Garrison went on his first mission trip to Honduras. This sparked the forming of their ministry, The Carpenter’s Heart, and was the beginning of a journey that has lasted almost 2 decades. From local ministry, to foreign, God has blessed the family with over 55 trip opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus.
After selling their home in 2015, with the intention of going to Honduras to run the Girls Orphanage they established, God saw fit to change their plans completely. Rev. Doug was offered an opportunity to preach at Jupiter Baptist Church and accepted the position of Pastor. He was ordained by the Buncombe Baptist Association later that year and was blessed to pastor there for four years.
Rev. Doug and his family returned to Enon Missionary Baptist Church in 2019 where he is presently serving the church and community as Youth and Associate Pastor.