Meet Our Staff
Dusty Raines - Senior Pastor
Dusty is a native of Jonesboro, Georgia and has served churched 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 March of 1998 and have two children, Joshua and Abigail.
KYLE Brazell - Worship Pastor
Kyle is a native of Winnsboro, SC. After graduating from Richard Winn Academy, Kyle attended Francis Marion University. After graduating, Kyle joined the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy. Feeling God call him a different way, Kyle attended The College of Charleston and earned his Master of Arts in Teaching in Choral Music Education. Kyle then taught at the middle school level in Charleston for three years. It was also during this time Kyle met his wife, Lindsay, who also earned an M.A.T. in Choral Music Education and was teaching high school in the Charleston area. Kyle and Lindsay, in 2016, were given an opportunity to travel to Hattiesburg, MS, where they attended The University of Southern Mississippi. Here, they earned Ph.D.’s in Choral Music Education. While in Mississippi, Kyle served as the Minister of Music at North Columbia Baptist Church, where he was also ordained. After finishing up their Ph. D.’s Kyle and Lindsay moved back to Greenville, putting them near both of their families. Kyle started as Worship Pastor for Welcome Baptist Church in December of 2017.
Larz williams - Children's and youth pastor
Larz is originally from Columbia, SC. He recently graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. and is currently working toward an Master's of Divinity. He enjoys the process of educating and growing young people into mature followers of Jesus. He is recently engaged and will be married in December of 2018.
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 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.