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.

Pastors & 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.

  • 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. Email: 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 or your welcome to email the current chairman at