Dee F. Duke has been the pastor at Jefferson Baptist Church in Jefferson, Oregon, since October 1976.  He grew up in Oregon and Washington and graduated from Western Baptist College (now Corban College) in Salem, Oregon, and has since earned a Master’s Degree and an honorary Doctorate from Corban College. Pastor Duke attributes the growth of the church to the emphasis on prayer.  In 1989 he
attended his first Pastors’ Prayer Summit and has since modeled and preached the importance of individual and corporate prayer. He has had the opportunity to speak throughout the United States as well as travel overseas to speak and participate in several Prayer Seminars and Prayer Walking Journeys.  He has written articles for Moody Monthly, Leadership Journal and Pray!  Magazine, and has written a book, entitled Prayer Quest.  He also speaks on a daily radio program.