Doug Jeter was born in Havana, Cuba to missionary parents, Rev. and Mrs. Hugh P. Jeter. Leaving Cuba when he was only four years old, the family ministered in Spain, and then in Tangier, Morocco. There Doug began studying the French language. That would prove to be a valuable asset in future ministry in France. Doug graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (S.A.G.U.), where he earned his B.A. He later earned his M.A. at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.
Southwestern is where Doug met his wife, Raynan. She went on to the University of Houston and finished her degree in elementary education. Later on she also earned an M.A. from A.G.T.S. They were married in 1968, then moved to the Pasadena, Texas area where they fulfilled ministry requirements for missionary appointment. In 1974 Doug and Raynan Jeter arrived in France for their first term as Assemblies of God missionaries.
Doug worked for many years as director of the International Correspondence Institute (I.C.I.) for France, providing Bible courses for the French people and churches. He has ministered in the French Assemblies of God churches and taught in their Bible School. Doug used his experience to develop evangelism literature for the French. The tracts proved to be very useful in his subsequent French university outreach ministry.
Doug earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne of the University of Paris, and doors opened for him to communicate the Gospel in the universities. He has also conducted seminars on the communication of the Gospel for pastors and leaders in France. After serving as a missionary for twenty-five years in France, Doug spent 6 years at S.A.G.U. as Professor of Missions, teaching Missions, Bible, Theology, French, and Philosophy.
In 2006, the door opened for Doug and Raynan to go back into full-time missions ministry. The Assemblies of God World Missions asked Doug to take a leadership position in the French Division of Global University (a merger of Berean School of the Bible and I.C.I.), helping train ministers for France and the French-speaking world. That area includes the French-speaking European, African, and Caribbean countries, as well as the French-speaking Muslim countries. The many years of missions work in France and in the educational field have prepared them for this exciting new challenge!