Who We Are
Duke has been in student ministry since he was a youth himself. In 1983, Duke became the youth pastor in his first church. Being raised in the inner-city of Dallas has given Duke a draw to all types of outreach ministry. Duke has been the youth minister in churches as small as 60 to a church with over 4,000. The locations have been from small town to large city. For 13 years Duke started and oversaw the ROK Outreach program for At-risk children and teens. During that same time Duke traveled extensively throughout the US and in many different nations around the globe sharing the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. Most recently Duke and his wife Melissa have committed themselves to moving to Austin, Texas to open the REACH Kids program in the city. Melissa is a registered nurse who currently serves as a school nurse. Duke and Melissa have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Duke looks forward to ministering in many different places in all types of settings. He speaks at camps and churches, conferences, Disciple Now, retreats, business settings and public schools. Duke uses humor with lots of energy to reach each heart. Duke is a storyteller! He loves to share stories from His own life experiences. Duke and Melissa believe that any place is the right place to share and to be the Light of the world!
Matthew 28:18-20 says, Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”