Something Beautiful

 Leader: Doug Copen
1019 Licking Valley Road
Newark Ohio 43055
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Meeting Day(s): Sunday Evenings
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.

Worship Leader, Bible Teacher, and Author Doug Copen
Doug is currently on staff at Marne United Methodist Church as the Worship Leader and Music Director.  He was born and raised in Southern California.  He has over 46 years of guitar playing to his credit, having played professionally and toured since the age of 13.  He has played with numerous bands and has had the opportunity to share the stage with several well-known artists.  Doug is an accomplished singer and songwriter, with over six personal albums to his credit and has served as a session studio musician on many others.  Because of his unique playing style, Doug has been given the moniker as “the rhythm maker” by other musicians.  As a seasoned, published songwriter, one song (Showers of Your Grace*) made it to the Top 100 on the Country/Christian chart in 2010. 

While a professional musician all his life, Doug is also a pastor and Bible teacher of over 27 years, utilizing an expositional technique of Bible teaching--chapter by chapter; verse by verse.  The Lord has used Doug's teaching style over the years to lead many to faith in Jesus Christ and to give other believers a more fuller understanding of all that Jesus has done for us.

In 2015, Doug's new book, Journey From the Dark Side of the Moon,** was published.  This book gives the account of his struggles in both life and ministry and the faithfulness of Jesus Christ through it all.

Doug also hosted "Calvary Perspectives,"*** a daily syndicated radio program, for ten years, which was heard on many stations nationally and internationally.  Currently, his teaching show, "Something Beautiful" is heard locally on WLRY 88.9 Radio for Life.  "Something Beautiful" is broadcast every weekday from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  ("Something Beautiful" teachings are archieved under Audio/Video Downloads.)

Doug and his wife, Lisa, live in Newark, Ohio.

*Shiloh Circle's "Showers of Your Grace" from the album Shiloh Circle can be purchused at CDbaby, iTunes, or any place where music is sold.

**To purchase Doug's book or to request him for a speaking engagement, visit

***This is a sampling of Calvary Perspectives featuring Doug's guest T. A. McMahon.  Other Calvary Perspectives shows are also available on YouTube.


Jesus said: With God all things are possible. ~ Matthew 19: 26