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.

Erin Fenton – Worship Leader

Email: erin@welcomebaptistchurch.com

Erin, a Greenville, South Carolina native, accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior before the age of 5. She always knew music was a part of who she is and was singing her first church solo at the age of 3. She learned to play the piano at the age of 2. After a song writing and singing career in Nashville, God changed her path and moved her to Ohio and opened a door for Music Ministry as a worship leader. About three years ago, Erin’s husband Aaron’s job brought her and their son back to Greenville. God has continued to use the talent He gave Erin to sing, write, arrange and lead music here at Welcome. 


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.