Dustin Gaines joined the staff of Lavon Drive in the fall of 2016 as an Assistant Pastor. Prior to joining the staff, Dustin was a trial lawyer—practicing religious liberties, church law, and civil business litigation—in Dallas. Dustin oversees Adult Discipleship at Lavon Drive, including Sunday Bible Study classes, Wednesday Life Groups, and Guest Engagement, and he serves as general legal counsel for the ministry.
Pastor Dustin holds degrees from Pensacola Christian College (B.A. in Bible) and Liberty University (Doctor of Jurisprudence). While in law school, Dustin served as Editor-in-Chief of the Liberty University Law Review. He and his wife Shannon met in college and have a beautiful, funny, and sweet eight-year-old daughter. Dustin still practices law, loves to write as often as time allows, is an avid woodworker, and loves to spend time with his family.