I’m Bill Douthwaite, and I’ve served as pastor of Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church (LC-MS) in Palm Coast, FL since 1996. I previously served congregations in Urbandale, IA and Coventry, CT.
I married my wife Lisa in 1984. We have three children: Adam (married to Sarah), a pastor in Dallas, TX; Katherine (married to Brian Wolf), a writer in St. John’s, FL; and Olivia (married to Rob Kendall), a fulltime mommy living in Ormond Beach, FL. I now have six grandchildren: Eden, Isaac and Josephine (Adam and Sarah’s children), Cameron (Brian and Kate’s daughter), and Elijah and Daniel (Rob and Olivia’s sons). All are five years old and younger and are a barrel of fun! We’ve got two more on the way in 2021. The blessings just keep coming.
I enjoy fitness, dogs, kids, playing the trumpet and guitar, traveling and writing stories about my encounters with God’s grace in life, ministry, family and community.