DeWayne Goodgine


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.

Stephen Powell

Youth Minister

Stephen Powell professed his faith in Christ as a teenager and shortly after felt the call to the ministry. Stephen prepared for the ministry at Union University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Upon completing his degree at Union University, Stephen furthered his education at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. Stephen and his beautiful bride Amy have been married for over six years. They have been blessed with two children Hadley and Knox. Stephen has served as a senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church and in various churches in West Tennessee as a youth pastor. Stephen also has ten years of service with the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Chaplain. Stephen and Amy love the Lord and seek to honor Him with their ministry.

Dee Leah Sullenger

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda Alford

Mom's Day Out Director

Richard Boone