Before I share a little about myself, I want to be sure it is clear that I will sing and preach wherever God opens a door. I am a Christian first and foremost, and I love the brethren in other Christian denominations or Christian churches that claim no denominational affiliation. I am not dogmatic about denominational differences. I am committed to the call of God, first and foremost. His power and influence cannot be boxed into denominational walls, and I am respectful of the particular beliefs that set denominations apart. I will not come into your church and disrespect your beliefs. I have a desire to see more unity in the Body of Christ, working together to be what God meant for us to be in this world, a City of Hope set on a hill, shining its light for all to see!

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I was born on September 21, 1973, to home missionaries building the Northern Lights Free Will Baptist Mission in Fairbanks, AK. My parents (pictured below) moved my brothers and me back to Arkansas in 1975, so I was raised in a pastor's home, with 3 brothers and a sister, in Arkansas around Southern, Country, and Blue Grass Gospel music. I started singing with my family in church and around the piano at home when I was a child. My amazing parents, Wayne and Maudie Douthit instilled in me a great love for music, especially Gospel Music and Southern Music with a positive message of hope. 
 
I am so thankful for my upbringing in a Christian home where music was intertwined with our daily lives. My Dad was a bi-vocational pastor all my life, so we attended a lot of singings, camp meetings, and revivals that included a lot of singing and beautiful four-part harmonies. That kind of music is so powerful to me! We spent a lot of time in little churches in the backwoods of Arkansas where Free Will Baptists were also known as Whippoorwill Baptists because most of the churches were way out in the country where you heard the whippoorwills at night.

That is the music that shaped my life, Good ole southern music in the hills and backwoods of Arkansas. I love all the musical influences I experienced growing up, and I love to share that music with other people. I hope I get a chance to share it with you.
 
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me! I look forward to getting to know you. I ask that you would please pray for me as I seek to follow God's direction for my life. Thank you, again, and God Bless!

Rev. Wayne & Maudie Douthit

These are the people responsible for instilling such a love for Gospel Music in me. My Dad was a singer and songwriter, and my Mom is a spot on alto singer. Dad always loved four part hamonies. My Dad  was too humble to admit that he was also a great pianist.

About Marlon Ernest Douthit

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