Meet Our Staff

Dusty Raines - Pastor

Welcome Baptist Church
Greenville SC

DUSTY RAINES – SENIOR PASTOR

Email: dusty@welcomebaptist.com

Dusty is a native of Jonesboro, Georgia and has served churches in Georgia and Alabama before joining Welcome Baptist Church as pastor in June of 2012.  Dusty came to know Christ as his Savior in 1986 and surrendered to God’s call to be a pastor in 1999.  He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries.  He has a passion for leading others into a deeper relationship with Jesus through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.  Dusty and Amanda have been married since 1998 and have two children.


Chuck Traylor

Welcome Baptist Church
Greenville SC

CHUCK TRAYLOR – WORSHIP PASTOR

Email: chuck@welcomebaptist.com

Chuck is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and has served churches in Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Virginia before serving in South Carolina.  He came to serve in an interim position in September 2020 and joined Welcome Baptist Church as Worship Pastor in August 2021.  Chuck also holds a position as an adjunct professor of music at Anderson University.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at nine years of age, and then as a high school student realized that God was calling him into His service as a vocational minister.  He earned a Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a minor in religious education.  Chuck is committed to exalting the Savior, equipping the saints, and evangelizing the sinner.  Through his ministry of music, he desires for Jesus to be glorified, worshipped, and proclaimed and for believers to grow in their relationship with Him.  Chuck has been married to his wife, Chris, since 1977 and they have three children.


Malinda Gates

Welcome Baptist Church
Greenville SC

MALINDA GASSAWAY

Email: malinda@welcomebaptist.com

Malinda has served as the Administrative Assistant since June 2016. She is responsible for weekly counting of contributions, financial records, payroll, and weekly design and publication of the bulletin and monthly calendar, as well as other secretarial duties. Her husband, of 27 years, Wayne,  is a local pastor in Greer, SC. They have 3 children who serve alongside them in the ministry.


Stan

Welcome Baptist Church
Greenville SC

STAN WillIAMSON – FACILITY MANAGER

Stan has served as the Maintenance Technician for over 28 years. He has been a dedicated member of the church for 33 yrs. Stan is very knowledgeable in every area in which he serves. He is responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of all the facilities. He does a great job of maintaining and fixing any need that may arise. He has been married to his wife, Melinda, for 33 years. and has one daughter.