Duane trusted Christ in June, 1985. Since that time, he has developed a love for studying, teaching, and preaching the Word of God. Currently, he leads the Adult Bible Fellowship Group on Sunday mornings. He loves music and is actively involved in the Music Ministry through singing and playing the guitar and piano.Duane serves as Director of Development with Care for Pastors, Inc.
He and Lori have four children and four grandchildren. Their children are: Michael, 27 (who serves as Assistant Pastor at Liberty); Jenni Watt Simons, 25 (who plays the piano at Liberty); Timothy, 18; and Kelsie, 9. *Ages as of June, 2016.