Senior Pastor - Memphis, TN, Bellevue Baptist
Dr. Gaines, the Senior Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN since 2005 has served in four churches as senior pastor over the past 33 years. He holds a PhD in preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, as well as a Master of Divinity. He received his Bachelor of Science from Union University in Jackson, TN.
He has been very involved in service to the Southern Baptist Convention as a member of the Committee on Nominations (1991 & 1999), a Trustee of LifeWay Christian Resources (1998-2000) and a member of the Baptist Faith and Message Study Committee (1999-2000.) He preached the convention sermon (2004), served as President of the SBC Pastors Conference (2005) and most recently was Chairman of the SBC Resolutions Committee (2015).
Steve is married to Donna and they have four children: Grant (PhD in Theology from Southern Seminary), Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Jackson, TN; Lindsey, homemaker and wife of Ryan Wingo, Worship Pastor at Apex Baptist Church in Apex, NC; Allison, homemaker and wife of Gentry Hill (MDiv from Southern Seminary), Senior Pastor of FBC Poteau, OK; and Bethany, a first grade teacher at a Memphis school and married to David Golding with Golding Mechanical Services of Memphis, TN. Steve and Donna have nine grandchildren.