Dustin Neeley, Planting Pastor.
Dustin has been in full-time ministry for nearly 21 years and has been involved in nearly every ministry capacity imaginable. His writing has been featured on well-known websites such as The Gospel Coalition, The Resurgence, Boundless Magazine and Churchleaders.com and his popular church planting video series garnered more than 235,000 views on YouTube and is now featured on LifeWay’s Ministry Grid church training program. In 2005, God called Dustin to be the lead and founding pastor Crossing Church in Louisville, KY. In that decade of faithful service, the church grew to be in the top 11% sized churches in the Southern Baptist Convention and equipped and launched 11 church planters in cities like New Orleans, Cleveland and Salt Lake City, commissioned 6 missionaries and sent out more than 25 senior pastors and staff persons. In early 2015, Jesus called, the Neeley's answered and relocated to the Franklin area to become the Church Planter in Residence at Immanuel Church. Since then, he and his family have loved seeing God miraculously grow Refuge into the thriving community it is today.
Also serving our Community:
Steve Fisher - Elder
Matt Graham - Deacon, Sunday Setup
Jessica Halcomb - Deacon, Children's Ministry
Nate Jones - Deacon, Missions Ministry
Dave McDaniel - Deacon, Student Ministry
David McLemore - Elder, Teaching Ministries, Finances
Laurie Ann Neeley - Deacon, Women's Ministry
Andrew Sugg - Deacon, Technology Ministry