Pastor Doug Carroccio has led a colorful life, to say the least!
He was raised in an Italian Neighborhood in Chicago and ended up
becoming the leader of one of the local street gangs. His pursuit of
this lifestyle eventually led to his becoming president of the Illinois
chapter of one of the most notorious motorcycle gangs running in the
Here's a picture from Doug's bike gang days...
Believe it or not, that's Doug!
Following this subculture caused Doug's
life to generally deteriorate. He turned to Jesus Christ for help and
freedom, and he is now Assistant Pastor at Calvary Christian Center. As
Assistant Pastor, Doug oversees Pastoral Care Ministries. He has
served on staff here at CCC for more than 24 years.
His favorite verses are Proverbs 3:5-6
:"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He shall direct your
paths." These are the first verses he memorized after he was saved and
it has become the theme of his life.
He is a life long bachelor and enjoys every moment of it. His life's goals are to bless the Lord, His church and the unsaved.