Dr. Steve Gaines, Bellevue’s Senior Pastor, is known as a man of prayer and a preacher of God’s Word. Since 1983, he has pastored churches in Texas, Tennessee, and Alabama before coming to Bellevue Baptist Church in 2005 as Senior Pastor. He has served on many denominational boards and committees and been the keynote speaker at many denominational events. Steve’s wife, Donna, is also a vital part of the Gaines’ ministry at Bellevue as she teaches in Bellevue Women, Serves Out with missions projects, and leads younger women in discipleship. Steve and Donna have four children and 16 grandchildren.
Born: December 31, 1957, in Corinth, Mississippi, to Edgar and Dorothy Gaines.
Married: June 14, 1980, to Donna Dodds Gaines—Women’s Ministry, Speaker, Founder of ARISE2Read, Author of There’s Gotta Be More, Leaving Ordinary, Choose Wisely, Live Fully, and SEATED: Living From our Position in Christ.