Dustin Searles

Pastor of Mobilization & College

Dustin joined the staff of FBC Durant in May of 2021 after serving as the Youth, Worship, and Associate Pastor at United Church in Tishomingo, OK for 9 years. Dustin grew up in Hugo, OK and was a member of Hugo FBC throughout his childhood and teenage years. Dustin was saved at the age of 14 at Falls Creek youth camp. Dustin graduated from Hugo High School in 2006, Murray State college in 2008, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK with a degree in Health and Physical Education in 2011. Throughout Dustin’s time in college, he was heavily involved in BCM ministry and served as a worship leader at the BCM at Murray and Southeastern. He has since continued to serve as a worship leader at his home church and at various camps, retreats, and events.

Dustin met his wife Hannah while they were both working at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly in Talihina, OK during the summer of 2009. They married on June 5, 2010 and now have three children – Luke (2013), Alleigh (2015), and Aislee (2018).
Dustin has a strong desire to see college students grow closer to Jesus, to see the church make Jesus known, and to see the church lift high the name of Jesus through song and with their lives.
Dustin is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time hunting and fishing with his family.