Donna Gaines is a devoted student of God’s Word and has written and taught Bible Studies for the past 20 years. She has an intense desire to see women not only study God’s Word, but also be changed by it.
Donna is married to Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. There, she leads Bible studies through Women’s Ministry and also leads a weekly discipleship group of ladies in her home. Understanding the unique needs that ministers’ wives have, she serves as chairman of the board for the Pastors Wives’ Session of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. This annual meeting brings encouragement and rejuvenation to ministers’ wives across the country. In 2009 she was appointed by the Southern Baptist Convention to serve on the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. At Bellevue, she also leads the Staff Wives’ Ministry. Her fervent desire to share the Gospel has taken her on mission trips to Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Romania, India and Tanzania.
Donna’s first book, “There’s Gotta be More,” was published by B&H Publishing Group and released in 2008. Donna recently served as the editor of the “One Year Women’s Devotional,” which was released in 2012. Her Bible study, “Seated: Experiencing Life in the Spirit,” was released by NavPress in 2011.
Steve and Donna have four children. Their son Grant is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, where he and his wife Melisa live with their daughter Alivia and son Weston. Lindsey is married to minister and musician Ryan Wingo, and they have two daughters, Ivey and Ruthie. Allison is married to Gentry Hill, who is studying to become a pastor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Their youngest daughter Bethany is a sophomore at Union University studying Elementary Education.