About Me: Dusty Garison

Hi, I’m Dusty, welcome to this “About Me” page.  I live in Abilene, Texas, with my family.

I work as a Coordinator for Connecting Caring Communities.  We are a faith-based non-profit organization here in Abilene doing community renewal.  My family live in one of three “Friendship Houses” operated by CCC with the help of local sponsoring organizations.   CCC exists to build meaningful relationships between and among neighbors, that in turn foster safe, caring, whole communities.

Basically, that means my colleagues and I seek to be “intentional” neighbors; that is, we have moved into the neighborhood where we serve in order to make friends with the neighbors, to get to know them, and to work with them to build stronger and better neighborhoods.  We are actively trying to live out Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself,” as well as putting into practice the mandate of Isaiah 61, to bring good news to the poor, and to proclaim freedom for those who sit in darkness.  It’s good work, and I’m blessed to be involved with it.  We have met some wonderful people and made dear friends.

Otherwise, I’m a Native Texan born in Beaumont, a mid-50ish father of four, married to my wife Kathy for 35 years.  I love most kinds of music, especially the Blues and Classic Rock, and am a certified nut when it comes to trains – I enjoy riding trains, watching trains, reading about trains.  I’m a huge movie fan, especially the classics.  I really like grilling over a hot fire, and sharing a meal with friends.  I love that first sip of good coffee in the morning, and sometimes, a sip of good Bourbon in the evening.

My wife and I are members at Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene, where I am blessed to lead an amazing Bible class known as “The Investigators.”  We meet during the 9:45 AM service in Room A-110, and visitors are always welcome.

If you want to know more about me, here’s a copy of my resume, as well as a letter of recommendation from a dear friend and former parishioner.  There’s also a sermon clip from a message I recently preached on what it means to love God and love your neighbor, from Matthew 22.

Thanks for stopping by, and for letting me share some thoughts with you.  Please feel free to leave a comment or two.

7 thoughts on “About Me: Dusty Garison

  1. DUSTY, LOOKING FOR AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOU. I AM CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH AS IT TALKS ABOUT ANGELS. DONT KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BRING THIS UP IN CLASS. IM JUST CURIOUS. CONRAD

    • Hi Conrad, I am aware of the Book of Enoch, and I know that it has some material about angels, but I don’t know a lot about it. I have a copy of it (I think), and could do a little research. My email is dgpreacher@yahoo.com, and I’m happy to talk about it with you, either in class or by email. Thanks for your friendship and your participation! Dusty

  2. Dusty: I didn’t know you had an internet page like this. I stumbled on it searching for some historical information on Abilene. It is great of you to share your thoughts and stories. They are all interesting, but as a fellow train nut and model railroader, I especially like those related to trains, which you just don’t find all that often. Keep up the good work.
    Jim Gibson

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