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 seven grandchildren: Eden, Isaac and Josephine (Adam and Sarah’s children), Cameron and Sydney (Brian and Kate’s daughters), and Elijah and Daniel (Rob and Olivia’s sons). All are six years old and younger and so much a fun! We’ve got one 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.