Doug & Deb Duty

Senior pastor

Pastor Doug Duty and his wife Deb joined Salem Baptist Church in December 2021 and preached his first sermon on January 2, 2022. They have been in full time ministry since 2000.

Doug and Deb are natives of Tennessee and first met in 1983 and married a year later. They have lived all over the south, as well various parts of the world. Together their life journeys have taken them over half the world in 26 countries.

They served churches in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Also, Doug has a Doctorate of Ministry in Theology. 

They both love to serve, challenge, and encourage people to live to their God given gifts and potential. Doug and Deb love family time, working out, cooking anything and everything, being outside, driving, and traveling.

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Staff

  • Music director

    Careen Stanley is a PK (pastor’s kid) from California. She grew up singing in church – her family traveled and sang for revivals, church services, associational meetings, weddings and choir sings all over San Diego County. She began directing ensembles while still in high school, and directed her first choir as a college senior. She graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 1991 with a B.A. in Music and took her first Music Director position at a church that same year. She served in that same church, working with adult and kids’ choirs, a praise team/band, and specialty ensembles, until April of 2007, when God moved her husband’s job to Fredericksburg, Virginia and their family relocated to Bowling Green.

    Between 2007 and 2013 Careen stayed busy, homeschooling her three children all the way through high school, working part-time teaching and directing for CYT Fredericksburg, and being involved in the music and AWANA ministries at Salem Baptist. In 2013 she accepted the position of Music Director, and has been working to train and equip musicians to grow and develop their God-given talents, and then use those talents to help lead the people of Salem in worship and service.

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  • Gayle Terry

    secretary

    Gayle Terry grew up on her  family farm in Hanover County with a sister and four big brothers. Gayle graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Agriculture Education. GO HOKIES!!!  She has been married to Dougie for decades and they have three children, a son in law and two grandkids.  For fun, Gayle and her family like to do anything on the Chesapeake they can possibly get into!  Gayle came on staff at Salem in December 2008, and she loves serving with her church family and all the opportunities for ministry at Salem. 

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    Church Number: 804-633-5583

  • chairman of deacons

    Randy Thomas is currently the chairman of deacons. Salem Baptist Churches deacons are our hands and feet of Jesus. They are here to serve you in any way they are able. If you need help with something they are here for you. You can find out who your deacon is through Breeze app.

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  • Sarah Lynd

    Youth Ministry Director

     Sarah Lynd

    Sarah has been in the Caroline community for over 20 years and at Salem for 15 years. It is where she and her husband Steve have raised their two kids Elsie and Andrew. As a family they enjoy traveling and being outdoors kayaking and being on the water. 

    Sarah grew up as a missionary kid in Asia and has served in full time ministry helping her dad manage the local Christian radio station JoyFM in Spotsylvania. She attended Lancaster Bible college and graduated with a Bible and Christian Education degree with concentration in Youth Ministry. Over the years she has worked with children and youth at various churches, the YMCA and as a substitute teacher. 

    Serving is a passion for Sarah whether it is as a Volunteer EMT for the community or at Salem in the nursery, AWANA or Sunday School. She feels called to serve the youth of Salem equipping them to have a personal relationship with the Lord based on a heart that loves and desires to serve him. 

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  • Children's ministry director

    Carolina Schultz

    Carolina was born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to the states when she was 15 years old. She met her now husband, Jonathan in 2007 and they have two beautiful children Eliana and Santiago.

    Carolina graduated from Strayer University with a bachelor’s in Business and has had experience in managing and business development through the years. She has served in multiple areas of ministry, nationally and internationally and has devoted her past few years to Children’s Ministry; serving in Nursery, Sunday School and Children’s Church at Salem. 

    Their family has made long-lasting relationships since moving to Caroline County and joining Salem in 2017. Carolina and her family enjoy going on day trips, visiting museums and being outdoors enjoying nature. 

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