Dustie was called as Pastor to Petal Harvey in August of 2013. He is a gifted expository preacher who loves to see people come to know Christ as their Savior. He uses the Acts 1:8 strategy as a guide for Gospel work.
Dustie moved to Petal from Northwest Louisiana. He has been married to his beautiful bride, Jenni, since 2004. They have three energetic boys named Jax, John and Jeb.
Dustie has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Louisiana College, a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry in Evangelistic Church Growth from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Joey was affirmed as Worship Pastor at Petal-Harvey in September 2015. His desire is to see the church magnify the greatness of God as they gather for corporate worship and as they scatter throughout the community.
Joey is a life-long Mississippian and has served churches in the Jackson area, Natchez and Hernando. He married Jennifer (Trussell) in June of 1998 and they have two daughters: Jordyn and Jana Claire.
Joey holds a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Mississippi College and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Wendell (aka The "W") came to Petal-Harvey in June 1990. He was raised on a dairy farm in Kentwood, Louisiana. He is married to Maria "C" Frazier and they have three children Chuck (& Ashley), Chip (& Kali), and Alicia. He is Pawpaw to six grandchildren, Reson, Walker, Maggie, Keetsy, Evan and Ryan.
Wendell enjoys the outdoors lifestyle and is a huge NASCAR fan. He has degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Wendell has served in a variety of churches in Mississippi and Louisiana in various staff positions for the past thirty-six years.
Jason Wade serves as our Associate Pastor of Family Life & Community Impact. His primary function is to ensure comprehensive ministry and discipleship for preschool through college age students and their families, with emphasis on families. This includes planning church & community opportunities for family life development as well as providing guidance and leadership in the mission work of PHBC locally and globally.
Wife: Kaylee Kids: Loren, Taylor, & Lyndsey
BS in Chemistry, Mississippi College, 1997, Master of Divinity, NOBTS, 2002, Doctor of Ministry, NOBTS 2013
Danny (BouBou) moved to Petal from Picayune, MS, in October 2015. His desire is to raise up a generation of students who long to change the world with the gospel. Through genuine community, relevant Bible study, and passionate service he leads our high school students to discover what it means to be the Church.
Danny has been serving in student ministry for over ten years in Mississippi. He has served in youth ministries at churches in Laurel and Picayune. He married Kayla Smith in August 2007 and they have two children: Josiah Daniel and Janalynn Marie. They also have a 7 year old boxer named Bree (their first baby). Kayla is a PTA but currently stays at home with Josiah and Janalynn.
Danny has a Bachelor of Arts (Religion) from William Carey University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Paul was called to Petal-Harvey to serve as the College Pastor in June 2019 after serving for two years as a Worship & Youth pastor in Picayune, MS. Paul desires to glorify God by equipping and releasing students to serve the church and to fulfill the Great Commission. Paul previously served as the Assistant BSU director for both William Carey University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
In 2010, Paul moved to Hattiesburg to attend William Carey University. He met a beautiful woman named Erin Howayeck, a native of Hattiesburg, and they married in March 2016. They both enjoy coffee, a good book, and the outdoors.
Paul received his B.A. (Religion) from William Carey University and his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from SEBTS. Erin is currently a dyslexia therapist at Dynamic Dyslexia Design in Petal, MS.
Kelly Gunn has been the director of Preschool Ministries since August 2006 and began full time as the Director of Preschool and Children's Ministries in June 2015. In her position as director of preschool and children's ministries, she is responsible for discipleship and activities for children ages birth to 6th grade. She is very passionate about making sure that the children in her care feel safe and are shown God’s love.
Kelly is married to Chad Gunn who is an active deacon, Sunday School teacher and Praise Team member. They have three children, Anna-Claire, Graham, and Caroline.
She has a degree in elementary education and taught for 8 years before leaving the classroom to be home with her children. During that time, she worked at the Mother’s Morning Out program here at PHBC as a teacher and director. She also worked part-time for the Petal School District for four years as the School Readiness Coordinator.
PJ has been a part of the Petal-Harvey faith family since 2016. First as an intern, then as a ministry associate, PJ now serves our children's ministry full-time as Associate Children's Minister. His love for kids and desire to make disciples of the next generation is evident by the ways he pours his time and energy into children's lives.
PJ is married to Jordan, an elementary school teacher at Petal Primary School. They have a sweet puppy named Crosby.
PJ has his Bachelors Degree from William Carey University and currently attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing an MDiv in Christian Education with an emphasis in Children's Ministry Leadership.