The Great Commission was issued to each follower of Christ, but not all heed it as fervently as Bro. Doug Criswell. For many years I have seen his heart for reaching the lost and growing churches at home and around the world. It has been a great joy to work with him in church revivals and share in his love for people and commitment to God's Word. Harvest International Ministries is an excellent and proven avenue for mission involvement as an individual or a church. With Bro. Doug's leadership, you'll be blessed and the Lord honored.
Bill D. Whittaker,
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College President, 1988-2007
Doug has been a friend since 1988 when we met at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College as students. He has consistently been a man on God’s mission of “seeking and saving the lost” as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The development of Harvest International Missions is a natural, or I should say, a supernatural extension of a ministry that God has funneled through Doug to carry the Gospel to the world. Now that Clear Creek has partnered with Doug and Harvest International, many students, faculty and staff have more opportunities to join God in His activity throughout the world. We pray the Lord will lead you to join Him through the ministry of Harvest International Ministries.
David L. Wade
Dean of Student Affairs
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
300 Clear Creek Rd
I have had the privilege of knowing Doug Criswell since our days as students at Clear Creek Baptist College in Pineville, KY in the early 1990's. I personally have observed Doug's heartfelt compassion for people who are lost, hurting, and displaced. He is a dedicated soul winner, encourager, and bible teacher. Simply put Doug has a heart for the world and has dedicated the better part of his adult life serving the lost and underprivileged. I would encourage any individual, church, or evangelical organization to seriously consider partnering with or supporting the ministry of Harvest International Mission.
State Evangelism Director
State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
I am honored to encourage your support of Harvest International Ministers and my friend, Doug Criswell. I have known Doug for twenty-five years and I can say from personal experience that he has a servant’s heart and truly wants to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have had the privilege of participating in multiple mission trips with Doug. I have personally witnessed his desire to go to the ends of the earth to make sure people have an opportunity to hear the Gospel and to be discipled in their new faith.
I would encourage you to pray about what God would have you to do in your support of this wonderful ministry. You can be confident in the fact that your support will be used to greatly impact the world for the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Donnie Fox
After years of traveling the world in missions and evangelism, I know of no one with more passion and compassion to reach the world with the gospel than Doug Criswell. He is a trusted leader. He is an evangelist, church planter and teacher in countries around the world. Your investment in his ministry will bring a great harvest.
Ronnie Owens Ministries
3316 Owens Ridge Rd.
Tazewell, TN 37879
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Douglas Criswell was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio . He is the pastor of a local church in the Dayton area. The church is a mission church that he has been at since June 2008. He has been married for thirty-two years. He and his wife have two lovely daughters, who are also married.
Doug accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1985 at Grace Baptist Church . He received his bachelor’s degree from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in 1992. While at Clear Creek he served as pastor of Newtown Baptist Church . In 1992, he left Newtown to begin a mission church in Moraine, Ohio . This is where his love for missions began. He served there for almost two years, leading them from mission status to form Unity Baptist Church . From there he began serving at his home church, Grace Baptist, and presently serves there today.
In 2006, while sharing during a revival meeting, God led evangelist Dr. Ronnie Owens, Pastor Steve Maylee and Doug to begin contemplating how they could best reach the world for Jesus. Together they have a heart to see as many as possible come to know the Lord as their Savior. Since they are all three already involved in ministry in their own perspective areas, they determined that short term volunteer missions on flexible schedules would be feasible for them, as well as others they knew. They felt others would be interested in these same kinds of opportunities. So God led them to begin Harvest International Missions.
Since that time, they have been blessed to see many from different places in the world come to a saving knowledge of the Lord. They have led mission’s teams to destinations such as the Amazon River in Brazil , Africa and Guatemala . The main thrust of every trip is to see as many saved as possible, although the ministry also includes feeding the hungry, working in an orphanage and beginning churches where it is possible. Harvest International works in conjunction with “Hope for Life” in Guatemala . This partnership offers them a variety of opportunities for ministry. God has truly blessed the work and continues to add to the different facets of ministry.
Doug leads about four trips a year to these different countries while staying very busy in the two churches. He has now partnered with Clear Creek to take their Missions Students on required trips. He is also slowly trying to finish his doctorate degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville , Ky.
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