Dusty creatively motivates and challenges in the Sunday morning messages, using sound Biblical truth, practical application, interactive learning, and rumor has it you’ll have lots of fun in the process! Dusty is also the school owner of Miamitown Martial Arts Ministry, a ministry of MCC. Dusty has been with us since August of 2005 following an eight year ministry with the Christian rock band, “fishHook.” He is married to Jessica and has two boys, Isaiah and Judah. Dusty is a graduate of Kentucky Christian College (KCC then, KCU now).
Family, Personal Interests and Hobbies:
Zoo trips, movies, and various other things we do together as a family. Going out with my wife on a date, finding sometime to hangout at the house when the day quiets down to talk, or working on a home project together. Both of our boys inherited my Star Wars and video game “geek gene” and we enjoy sharing in those common interests together. In the summer you will find me and the boys taking advantage of our Gold Pass for some Roller Coasters at King’s Island or the Wave Pool at Soak City. It’s not uncommon for random “Bible” topics to pop-up in conversation with my boys, which is a real joy to live out the wisdom of Deuteronomy 6. I really enjoy those moments. We have “accumulated” number of pets that we enjoy as a family (2 cats, 2 birds, 1 gecko, an aquarium full of fish, and most recently a dog). I enjoy TaeKwonDo, PC gaming, Soccer, and playing guitar.
What I like most about MCC:
The relationship I have with the Elders, the warmth of our congregation, and the many personal connections I have made
In my interactions with others I value most:
Honesty, Respect, Encouragement, and Humor
Personal pet peeves:
Most anything negative, negative comments, negative criticism, negative attitudes, negative people, negative numbers in my bank account, negative temperatures, the list just goes on and on. . .
Favorite part of Ministry:
I love preparing and presenting a message from God’s Word. I find a lot of fulfillment in privately helping people navigate through a difficult time in their life. But my absolute favorite part of Ministry is looking into someone’s eyes as soon as they come up out of the water after being Baptized into Christ. Nothing compares to seeing that mix of excitement, humility, purity, and holiness deep in the eyes of a brand new life!
Special occasion deserts: Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie
Casual occasion deserts: Apple pie with vanilla ice cream (if you don’t have the ice cream I don’t want the pie, it’s a package deal) or brownie with ice cream (if you don’t have the ice cream, um, yeah, I’ll still eat the brownie)
Anytime desert: Ice Cream
A fun fact:
On “not too cold days” you will find my feathered friends joining me in my office. My birds love riding in with me. A Cockatiel named “Pearl” and Green-naped Lorikeet named “Wyld Berry”.