Welcome to Doug & Marsha Woolley's Home Page
This page is the entrance to a site
that contains numerous intriguing pages that share our life, interests,
and accomplishments! We hope that you enjoy our new book
The Value of Work, wedding & honeymoon
memories, family pictures and profiles, vacation adventures, personal
background info, theological essays, audio sermons, new house, Doug's
work life and involvement with FGBMFI, our Adoption in Kazakhstan, and Marsha's ministry.
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For a 2016 End-of-Year Update on our family and changes to this site, see
Featured items include: Trips to NYC and Costa Rica; moving into new
home in New Tampa.
"This book is a must read not
only for those in the workplace, but should be read by those
preparing to enter the workforce."
Senior Pastor of Victorious Life Church in Wesley Chapel, Florida
“The Value of Work . . . will help fill the current
void of solid materials on a theology of work.”
"Douglas Woolley provides us with a very useful introduction to the
mountain of material he has been sifting through."
Director of Faith at Work (New Zealand) and author of
Where’s God on Monday?
More info on the book or to order
(Published in December 2008)
You may play a two minute video
segment of The Morning Show
with Ed and Janis Russo
(aired on March 17, 2002)
to view and hear how we met.
Just visit our
multimedia video page.
wedding in June of 2000 was beautiful.
We have a whole web page dedicated to this joyous event and to the
Doug and Marsha Woolley are living proof that opposites do attract.
Doug was born in North Tarrytown, New York while Marsha was born in Ghana,
West Africa to missionary parents. Doug spent most of his life studying
and excelling in academics while Marsha spent most of that time in
the principals office for talking. She now speaks seven languages
and is a popular speaker at women's conventions throughout the USA
and other countries. Doug's main expertise is in mathematics and
computers while Marsha is a vocalist.
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Meet The Family
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has two brothers: Craig and
His mother Sigrid has been a widow (of
Stanley) since 1990. On his mother's side,
Doug has an Aunt by the name of Hilde
and a cousin by the name of Rick, who just celebrated
his marriage on June 16, 2002 to Joane. On his father's side,
Doug has a half-brother named Rich and a half-sister
named Linda. Doug has three cousins under
Aunt Dotty: Donna, Freddy, and Steven.
Doug's Uncle Cliff Woolley lived in New Hampshire.
Kurt are distant relatives of
Marsha Woolley has a son, Isaac.
Her mother Margaret has been a widow since
1996 to the late Dr. Bill Lovick. Marsha has one younger brother, David.
The Woolley household shares two poodles, Peanut
and now Napoleon.
The most recent human addition to the Woolley household is
our Family page that links each member,
Our Favorite Family Activities
We enjoy traveling, especially to foreign destinations. Our vacations
provide an opportunity for us to be together and (often) spend good times
with other family members. Our adventures together can be seen via
pictures, often in a delightful slideshow format, on
our vacations page.
During June of 2000, we traveled to Disney World and then to Hawaii
It was a wonderful trip as we visited Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui.
We had so much fun that we returned to Hawaii in June of 2001 accompanied
by some of our family.
On our vacation of June of 2001, we visited Oahu and the Big Island
with the family. Afterwards, the family members returned to the mainland
while we continued on to Hong Kong and Korea.
Hawaii is Doug's favorite destination on earth;
One of Doug's best friends lives in Hong Kong - David Ho; and
Korea has the largest church in the world in Seoul;
You may view our
for further details of our marvelous trip.
In December of 2002, we once again returned to the
relaxing islands of Hawaii. This time the itinerary included a 2-day
stopover in San Francisco and a visit to the beautiful island of Kauai in
addition to repeating our footsteps in Oahu and the Big Island. This
trip was especially nice since all four of us flew first class as a result
of redeeming Doug's many airline miles, and we were upgraded to the best
available rooms at the Hilton Hotels due to Doug's "Diamond member" status.
In October of 2005, we once again returned to the
wonderful islands of Hawaii, "parking" at Maui and taking a one-day
excursion to Lanai as well. Be sure to check out our slide show presentation
of our trip.
In May/June of 2007, we once again visited
Hawaii and brought little Dimitri along with Margaret.
We look forward to celebrating 15 years of marriage in Hawaii in
May/June of 2015.
Our extended families usually enjoy meeting together at
It is not always easy to get everyone together, but Disney World seems to
be a good common place to meet.
We enjoy dining at fine restaurants and celebrating
special occasions together. Some of our favorite places include
Bern's Steakhouse (Tampa),
Victoria & Albert's (Kissimmee),
Boizao - Brazilian Steakhouse
(Tampa), Charley's Steakhouse (Tampa), Caffe Paradiso
(Tampa), Melting Pot (Tampa), Maggiano's Little Italy (Tampa),
CK's Restaurant (Tampa),
Columbia Restaurant (St.
Petersburg, Tampa). Zagat Survey
is an excellent resource for choosing just the right spot! Regardless
of where we eat, we enjoy socializing with one another during meal-time.
Ignited by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we enjoy attending
church together at Victorious
Life Church, pastored by Ed Russo in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
This church has much to offer people of all ages: children, youth, adults,
and senior adults. We also enjoy attending a local church in our
neighborhood: Limitless Church,
pastored by Matt Blair. We enjoy using our teaching and speaking gifts
to minister to others and see lives changed.
Doug was born in New York and had a wonderful childhood living
in Croton-on-Hudson. After his father took early retirement when Doug
was 10, his family moved to southern Florida where Doug excelled in sports
and academics. In middle school he was named as the "Most Outstanding Male
Athlete of the Year." While in high school, Doug was ranked number
one in Florida in both mathematics and computer programming. It was
during these years that Doug entered into a personal relationship with Jesus
and started to grow spiritually. Since then, he has grown exponentially
in the Lord and in the Word. You may read
more about Doug.
Marsha has a unique background and early childhood!
Born in Tamale, Ghana, to missionary parents, Marsha has spent most
of her life in Africa. Teaming up with her father, they ministered
to thousands of needy people in Africa. She has been especially anointed
to minister to real people a real gospel. You may read
more about Marsha.
Our New House
On May 6, 2003, we closed on our new house in Hawthorne
Estates in Tampa, Florida. The home is a blessing from God to all
of us. It was interesting to see the house being constructed from
October of 2002 to June of 2003. You may view
our new house page which includes our journey from our previous homes
to the new one along with many pictures of the house being constructed.
Our Work and Ministries
Doug has a wonderful
working for Verizon
Data Services as a Systems Engineer, while Marsha works as a sales
for Ann Taylor Loft (as well as a homemaker and mother) and occasionally
speaks to groups of people. For years, Doug had conducted a weekly
inter-denominational Bible Study with interested individuals at
his work place.
Having earned his Engineering degree in Computer Science
at the University of South Florida in 1989, Doug is furthering his education
by pursuing a Theology degree (in Biblical Studies) through North Central
University's distance education program. Please visit Doug's
Theology Corner for a list of his theological
works and essays or you may listen to some of his sermons at Doug's
Audio Sermons Library page.
Doug's involvement with the
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, or
started in 1991 and currently he serves as an International Director
and as the USA SE Regional Director and
previously as the webmaster for their
Serving Florida and the SE USA, Doug created the
Florida FGBMFI website.
Doug enjoys sharing his testimony at FGBMFI chapters throughout
the U.S. and other countries.
Marsha has a dedicated site for her ministry that is filled with pictures,
stories, and sermons from her meetings in Georgia, Alabama, North
Carolina, Florida, and foreign countries at:
Our International Adoption
We are excited about adopting Dimitri -- an active 6 year-old
healthy boy. Our pursuit started with an international
adoption in Ukraine, where we would have the
opportunity to select the children upon arrival in Kiev at the National
Adoption Center. Due to delays and problematic situations, and due to
finding two adorable children that could be unofficially pre-selected in
Kazakhstan, we started to pursue an international
adoption in Kazakhstan, where
Vita and Russ are located. As of August, 2005, they were 7 1/2 and 6
years old, respectively. Around Christmas time of 2005, their mother
visited them and thus made them ineligible for adoption. Perhaps this is
good for them, but we were still disappointed, but we then hoped to find two wonderful young children (boy & girl) from
Kazakhstan. After bonding with two babies/toddlers in Kazakhstan in May
of 2006, the law changed and we were told we could only adopt 1 child.
We then remembered a boy we met at the orphanage for children between 4
and 7 years of age. We visited him and bonded with him for the
next two weeks. The judge ruled in our favor for us to be his parents on
June 9, 2006,
and the appeal process ended on June 26, 2006.
Doug traveled back to Kazakhstan to pick him up during on July 12th and
returned to Tampa, Florida with Dimitri Joseph Woolley on July 19th. The
entire extended family is very pleased with our new addition. For more details on our adoption journey, see our
adoption in Kazakhstan page or
our adoption in Kazakhstan Emails
Also, please visit Dimitri's page, full
of pictures in America.
Page last updated:
February 12, 2017