Life Testimony of Doug Waite

I was Baptized in the Holy Spirit right after accepting Jesus as my savior in the spring of 1971.  I went to an Episcopal Conference on the Holy Spirit in the Cascade Mountains soon after that.  There was a man there who had a ministry in healing.  There was also a Blue Grass Jesus Band called Heavenly Hills Brothers.  They were all young Christian men who played awesome Blue Grass Christian music.  One of them had an eye that was all cloudy.  I was sitting in the front row and watched this young man have his eye prayed for by the man who had the healing ministry.  He laid hands on the young man and prayed for his eye to be healed in Jesus name.  As I stared at his cloudy eye, it became clear and beautiful like his other one.  I thought I was seeing things.  I had never seen a miracle before.  That was the beginning of my experience with the healing ministry of Jesus that has spanned over four decades.


A couple of years later, I was the Youth Director of a church in Lakewood, WA.  We had Dennis Bennett, one of the leaders in the Charismatic Renewal at that time, speak on the Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Many people were Baptized in the Holy Spirit that weekend including my wife Gail.  My entire Junior High Youth Group was Baptized in the Holy Spirit.  They started praying for themselves and their pets to be healed and seeing miracles.  One of our members was a nurse and asked me to pray for a young man at the hospital who was in a coma from a motorcycle accident.  I anointed him with oil and laid hands on him asking Jesus to heal him in Jesus name.  He died shortly after that.  That was my first experience praying for someone for healing with faith.


I went to seminary after that and was appointed to a small country church in northwest Washington State the spring of 1978 as their new young pastor.  This church started with 30 people and my daughter as the only child and in three years we had over 300 people including 100 children.  I preached on the Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit and started praying for healing at Communion.  We experienced many healings and some deliverance over the next six years.  


In 1984 I became a U.S. Navy Chaplain where I traveled all over the world for the next 28 years.  Two of my tours were in Navy Hospitals in Japan and Spain.  In Japan I had Communion services every Sunday on the patient ward and prayed for healing.  The nurses started wheeling the patients with all their tubes to these services.  Many were healed.  In Spain I would get to the hospital early and pray for all the patients who were preparing for operations that day.  Few turned me down.  Many were healed.  I also looked for opportunities to pray for healing in all my assignments on the east and west coast including two aircraft carriers and two deployments in combat zones.  I would preach on healing and pray for healing periodically.  


In 2004 one of my daughters, we have five children, came down with a rare eye disease that took most of her vision in one eye and then most of her vision in the other.  I heard about Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, FL run by Francis and Judith MacNutt.  I had known of Francis through his book Healing for many years.  I attended their conference on Emerging Leaders in Healing and took my daughter with me.  There I met Mike Evans who also has an amazing ministry in healing, www.wholeness.org.  My daughter had no change in her sight but much healing within.  


Due to a man I met at work who was being demonized by a powerful enemy spirit and wanted to be set free, I started attending the week long conferences on healing at Christian Healing Ministries.  I took my daughter to a couple of them.  At one I was able to have Francis MacNutt pray for her but no change in her sight.  


In 2012 I retired from the Navy and became a pastor again of a civilian church in Washington State.  In my first year I asked Mike Evans to come and do a Conference on Healing.  He did and we saw many miracles and started a Healing Team that would pray for healing at Communion and after every service.  Many people were healed.  I also became familiar with Dr. Charles Kraft and his amazing ministry of healing and deliverance, www.heartssetfree.org.  Both of these ministries and the MacNutt's have had a powerful influence on me and my ministry.  


I have now felt led to retire and had the opportunity to pick up this website from my brother in Christ Hal Weeks who went home to Jesus.  I am not sure where retirement and this site will take me.  I was recently asked to go to Honduras by Art for Humanity, www.artforhumanity.org, to teach on healing.  May the Lord Jesus draw you into this important ministry to his people and the Kingdom of God.


Doug Waite