Meet Our Staff

Dusty Raines – Senior Pastor


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 March of 1998 and have two children, Joshua and Abigail.

Malinda Gassaway


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.