Doug Ramage was born at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah Kentucky on April 23, 1955. His family moved to Ypsilanti Michigan when he was 3 months old and he grew up there. Doug was brought up in Forest Avenue Baptist Church, was led to Christ by his father at home at age 10, then baptized at his home church by Rev Harold Engel.
He never left his southern roots (or his country accent) even while living in the north. He spent summers in Kentucky, eventually working on his grandfathers farm bailing hay for .10 per bail. It was while working on the farm, one summer, that he and his grandmother attended a multi-church Baptist Tent meeting and he met his future wife, Cheryl.
He married Cheryl Lin Fisher at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Paducah Kentucky on July 3, 1976, where Cheryl's father was Pastor and Doug's Grandmother Ramage attended. He surrendered to the call to preach in March of 1978 at Myrtle Mississippi under Dr Percy Ray.
He majored in music while in college.
Doug has three grown children who are married: Kelley, Jason and Michelle. He has two grandchildren: Micah and Noah.
Doug moved back to Kentucky in 1983 and served in Madisonville Baptist Temple in Madisonville Kentucky and Northside Baptist Church in Mayfield Kentucky. In 1989, Doug began his ministry of evangelism and began to travel the United States in a singing and preaching ministry with his family. The family moved to North Carolina in 1990 and has lived there since.
He has ministered in 44 states in the last 27 years.
Doug is an accomplished pianist / soloist who also writes gospel songs and preaches revival meetings, homecomings, mission conferences and special Sunday's.
His pastor is Ken Goins of Gospel Baptist Church in Gibsonville North Carolina.
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