Bro. DeWayne began serving as Pastor of First Baptist in June of 2006. He is married to Tesha Goodgine and they have two children, Madilyn Goodgine (8) and Grayson Cole Goodgine ( 1 year old on March 20).
DeWayne received his Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Union University in 2001. He graduated from Fairview High School in Fairview, TN in 1997.
DeWayne’s ministry began while he was a student at Union University. He served as Youth and Children’s Minister at Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer, TN and First Baptist Church in Bolivar, TN. First Baptist Church of Dyer is Dewayne’s first pastorate.
DeWayne’s passion is for the church to be missional in all that we do. He has led mission trip efforts to Quito, Ecuador, Israel, Thailand, Costa Rica and stateside trips.
DeWayne is also active at the state convention level having served on the Historical committee of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and associational level as President of the Pastor’s conference and most recently voted by the Gibson Baptist Association as Moderator.
DeWayne enjoys spending time with his family, reading, loves sports and enjoys fulfilling God’s purpose for his life by serving as Pastor.