A Western MA native, Doug Gray has lived in Chicopee for most of his life. After earning a Biology degree from the University of Massachusetts, marrying his high school sweetheart, Cheryl, and starting a family of two sons and a daughter, Doug worked as a lab technician at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years. Although Doug enjoyed his work in the lab, he knew God was calling him into the ministry. While continuing to live in Chicopee, Doug attended Baptist Bible Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity. In addition to earning his degree, Doug also received the "farthest commuter" award for traveling over 50,000 miles between Chicopee and Clarks Summit, PA.