Dr. Grant Gaines
Grant Gaines was born in 1983 and was reared in a Christian home. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized at the age of six. He felt God's call to vocational ministry at the age of 14. Grant received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Union University. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While completing his education, he held several internships and ministry assistant positions, including Coordinator of Ministerial Students at Union, intern to President Al Mohler at Southern, pastoral internships at Gardendale First Baptist Church (Alabama), Bellevue Baptist (Memphis), and Highview Baptist (Louisville). His first pastorate was at Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Canaan, Indiana. He has been Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee for the last eight years. He has served as an adjunct professor at both Union University and the Southern Seminary Extension Center in Jackson, and he is currently a trustee for the North American Mission Board. He comes to Belle Aire having led his previous church through both expository and topical preaching, intentional discipleship, modeling an evangelistic lifestyle, and care for his community. The church has grown both in souls and diversity during his pastorate. His passion is to lead the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Grant and his wife Melisa began their relationship in high school and were married in 2005. They are parents to five children: Alivia (10), Weston (9), Camille (5), Sawyer (4), and Drake (2 months). They also have three pets: two dogs, Rocky and Skip, and a cat named Precious. The Gaines are involved in sports such as cheerleading, basketball, baseball, and ballet. They enjoy swimming and going to the beach and the lake in the summer. The whole family also loves reading and spending time in their garden.
We are so excited to welcome Grant and his family and to introduce him as the next senior pastor at Belle Aire Baptist Church!