Dr. Douglas E. Brooks was born and raised in Woodbridge, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He graduated from College of Biblical Studies with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Counseling. He obtained a Masters of Divinity/Biblical Studies degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He went on to complete his Doctor of Ministries in Leadership from Liberty. His focus of study was to develop a ubiquitous leadership training program for the local church. He also serves as Senior Pastor at Woodland Trails Baptist Church. Prior to his calling to vocational ministry, Doug served in business leadership, overseeing marketing and sales teams in a large corporation. Professor Brooks and his wife Diane have two sons, Avery and Jared. Avery is currently a CBS student. Doug has been at CBS since 2009 and primarily teaches in the Ministry Skills Department.