Preaching Minister

Dusty Delafield

Dusty Delafield - Preaching Minister

Dusty creatively motivates and challenges in the Sunday morning messages, using sound Biblical truth, practical application, interactive learning, and rumor has it you might have 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:

From family vacations to sitting around the fire pit in the back yard roasting marshmallows, zoo trips or riding the Banshee together at King’s Island, I really enjoy our activities together as a family. My wife and I prioritize a date night once a week and we really enjoy that time to connect. Both of our boys inherited my Star Wars and video game “geek gene” and we enjoy sharing in those common interests together. It’s not uncommon for random “Bible” topics to pop-up naturally 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, a couple of aquariums full of fish, and a dog).  I enjoy TaeKwonDo (which has taken the place of Soccer), PC gaming, tending to the various trees and plants in my gardens, and playing various musical instruments.

What I like most about MCC:

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!

Favorite Dessert:

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”.