Bishop H. Curtis Douglas is the Senior Pastor of Dabar Bethlehem Cathedral in Queens Village, New York, and the Overseer of Dabar Ministries. He has served the Lord for more than 30 years and has risen through the ranks, serving in all areas of ministry. Bishop Douglas is a faithful man, and a proven soldier and officer in the Lord’s army. He is anointed by God to preach and teach the Word of God, committed to announcing the good news of the Gospel with power and clarity to all people, and desires to see souls saved and nurtured in the Kingdom of God. He has a special burden for men and is dedicated to empowering them to rise up and be all that God has called them to be.
An accomplished musician, composer, choir director, and worship leader who, like the psalmist David, is anointed to usher in the presence of the Lord, Bishop Douglas has assisted numerous churches across the nation in gaining a fuller understanding of praise and worship and how to implement these Biblical principles into their worship experience. He is also a writer and director who has produced plays and musicals that have ministered to the church at large, and brought the pages of Scripture to life.
After 25 years of putting music to scripture, he has finally completed his own project titled Scriptures in Song, a collection of worship songs based upon messages preached over the last two decades. The newly released (December 2012) worship album features a wide array of anointed selections such as “Captain of War”, “Walk on The Water”, “Who Jesus Is”, and “Grace Be Unto You”.
Bishop Douglas was ordained to the Presbytery in 1990 by the late Archbishop Wilbert S. McKinley. In 1998, he took a step of faith and started Dabar Worship Center in Brooklyn, New York. In October 2007, Bishop Donald Hilliard II consecrated Bishop Douglas to the Episcopacy. He serves on the Episcopal Council of the Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies (CEFCA) as General Treasurer.
In January 2010, after 50 years of pastoring, Overseer Stanley M. Kidd and Pastor Lenore Kidd initiated a meeting with Bishop and Lady Douglas, to discuss the future of Bethlehem Missionary Church located in Queens Village, New York. After a series of meetings, and understanding this to be the mind of God, it was agreed that the two churches would be engrafted.
On October 2, 2010, God performed a supernatural miracle; Dabar Worship Center and Bethlehem Missionary Church were engrafted and Dabar Bethlehem Cathedral (DBC) was birthed with Bishop Douglas as Senior Pastor, and Overseer Stanley and Pastor Lenore Kidd as Pastors Emeritus.
Bishop Douglas and his wife, Yolanda, have been married for 25 years, and have four children: Courtney, Johanna, Rebekah, and Jonathan.