about dustin

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Dustin joined the Connect staff in December of 2015. He and his wife Kathryn have been married since 2010. They have three children: Adalyn, Sydney, and Jacob.

Where did you grow up?

Crossville, TN


How did you become a Christian?

After living most of my teen years as an atheist, a friend of mine, who was also far from God, gave his life to Christ. I quickly saw an unbelievable difference in his personality and his character. My head was filled with dark thoughts and hopelessness so I was naturally interested in what happened to my friend. As I investigated further, he and his dad shared the gospel with me and answered many of the doubts I had about Christianity. I soon gave my life to Jesus and watched my shame and hopelessness disappear!

What do you do for free time?

When my nose isn't buried in a book, I love hanging out with my family, watching virtually any sport on TV, and trying very hard not to be the worst golfer in Alabama.


What’s your favorite movie?

The Shawshank Redemption


What’s the craziest job you’ve ever had?

Worship Pastor at Connect Church


Favorite Bible verse?

"God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them." - 2 Corinthians 5:19


What brought you to Connect Church?

The Holy Spirit. Duh.


What’s on your iPod?

Everything. Seriously.


Favorite books? 

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Simply Good News by N.T. Wright