Doug Bartlett Obituary, Death – On Monday, August 21, 2023, Bishop Douglas Keith Bartlett, 63, of Mount Olive, completed his earthly mission for the Lord. He was born in Wayne County on September 16, 1959, to Marlene Pate Bartlett and the late Newton Gerald Bartlett.
Doug is survived by his 32-year wife, Anne Lee Bartlett; son, Matthew Douglas Bartlett and wife, Leigh Ann; daughter, Lauren Deborah Bartlett; grandchildren, Landon Bartlett, Ashton Bartlett, and Cruz Bartlett; and siblings, Gerald Bartlett and wife, Darlene, Charles Bartlett and wife, Diane, Jeff Bartlett and wife, Connie, Kevin Bartlett, and Melissa B. Doug was a member of the 1978 graduating class of Charles B Aycock High School. In 1982, he graduated from Emmanuel College’s School of Christian Ministries. Doug’s life was full of love, grace, and joy, and this was just the beginning.
Doug was a man who attempted to accomplish everything in God’s name. He was a wonderful leader, pastor, mentor, and friend. Doug sensed the Lord’s calling on his life early on. He answered the appeal in a variety of ways. He was a pastor in the Cornerstone Conference (Western, NC) before returning to Goldsboro. He was also a missionary in Mexico City. He was named pastor of Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1998, where he served for approximately 17 years. The Lord worked mightily through him during his stay, and the church increased tremendously.
He was named Evangelism and World Missions Director and Assistant Superintendent of the North Carolina Conference, a position he held for eight years. Doug was unanimously elected Conference Superintendent of the North Carolina Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church on May 19, 2023. Doug’s mission field extended beyond pastoring a church and conducting a conference. He taught Spanish at Brogden Primary and Charles B. Aycock High Schools. He also coached Charles B. Aycock’s first girls’ golf team. During his lifetime, he helped to transform many lives, and many people are grateful to him for that.
Despite his many accomplishments, Doug was most proud of being a husband, father, and grandfather. He adored his family and wished to lead them in the correct direction. His family time was among the most valuable and enjoyable of his life. He couldn’t have asked for a better ministry and life partner than his wife, Anne. They were in love with being parents and raising their children. When they became grandparents, their love grew even stronger.
Doug’s presence, compassion, leadership, and kindness will be missed by many. He unquestionably brought many individuals to the Lord and was a soul winner for Jesus. It is fitting to say at the end of his life, “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant.”
Doug’s family will receive friends on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Following the visitation, a ceremony will be performed at 1:00 p.m. to honour Doug’s life and Kingdom work. Officiating will be Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr., Bishop Talmadge Gardner, Rev. Matt Bartlett, Rev. Jeff Dail, and Rev. Bill Rose. The interment will take place at Wayne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family begs that memorial contributions be made to World Missions at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 130 Ed Edmundson Road, Mt Olive, NC 28365.