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Doug Winters

Director of Traditional Worship

I was born in West Tennessee, April 1953. I grew up hunting, fishing, and frog gigging with my Dad. I spent most of my school years in Kingston, Tennessee right on the Tennessee River. After high school, I joined the Navy and spent 6 years on nuclear submarines. In 1977, I got out of the Navy and started work at the Robinson Nuclear Plant where I retired in April 2016. I always say, “I grew up in the best of times,” and I love living in small towns, with Hartsville being one of the best. 

More importantly, church has always influenced my life. I cannot remember when I was not taken to church by my parents, who always served in some capacity. I do have a vivid memory of being spanked down the aisle and out the back door of a small church when I was 5 years old. But that’s another story.  RA’s, choirs, and youth trips helped to form my beliefs and understanding of God and the amazing grace of Jesus displayed on the cross.  I used to listen to all types of music, but in the last ten years, Christian music is about all I listen to. I consider it a privilege serving as a worship leader in the 9am worship hour. God has truly blessed me and my family.

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