Doug Garasic is the founder and vision pastor of The Movement. In 2011, Doug had a dream in his heart for the people of Youngstown, Ohio to "Forget Religion. Find God." At age 26, he and his wife launched their first church, and then moved into the area's largest regional mall.
The Movement exploded and in 2013, they opened a second location in the downtown district, in a bar that had been shut down due to violence and illegal activity, and established Neo Academy, a school that trains and equips students in ministry. In 2015, he crossed state lines to launch our third campus in another mall in Pennsylvania. Doug's book, Notorious, reflects his heart to go after the people that no one else wants
As our vision pastor, he constantly challenges us to push past comfort and fulfill God's call. Doug and his wife Stephanie have three children: Parker James, Ian Douglas, and Gryff (their 100-lb puppy).