Rev. Dr. Douglas Cripe
Pastor Doug is serving a blended ministry with our congregation at First Christian Church of Mishawaka and the congregation at Central Christian Church of Elkhart. Pastor Doug also serves as on-call chaplain at Elkhart General Hospital.
Over his career Pastor Doug has served congregations in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. Having grown up in Goshen, he was delighted to return back home again to northern Indiana!
In addition to his ministerial experience, Pastor Doug brings teaching experience from his years as a Head Start teacher, youth group leader, and religion adjunct faculty at McKendree University. He has also served as a curriculum editor and brings a passion for ecumenical and interfaith ministry.
First Christian Church offers Dave Ramsey’s 13 week series on managing money. It is a life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before.