Dustin L. McCarty
Sub-Saharan Africa Director
Strategic Impact International
Dustin McCarty grew up in the rural farming community of Hennessey, Oklahoma. He trusted Christ after hearing the Gospel through a children's ministry at church. A few years later, Dustin had the opportunity to participate in his first missions experience in Chihuahua, Mexico, where many souls were won to the Lord, and the team he was with "accidentally" planted a church. This brief international experience planted seeds for future cross-cultural experiences and ministry.
After graduating from Oklahoma State University and teaching school in Texas for a few years, Dustin entered business and found strong success in business development - eventually as Vice President of Business Development in a small private mortgage investment firm. And then came the call to occupational ministry.
In 2004, Dustin became the first full-time staff of Strategic Impact, as Director. Since that time, he has overseen and taught leadership training conferences, and served fellow pastors across 16 nations on 5 continents. But at the root, Dustin is a discipler of men, and it is his joy to develop relationships with Pastors and Church Leaders in various cultures and help them grow in vision, character, and the ministry of reaching the lost throughout their communities, cities, nations, and world - embodying the Great Commandment as expressed through the Great Commission!
Dustin was ordained through his local church, Denton Community Church, where he serves as Pastor of Community Outreach. He formerly served on the Board of Directors for Denton Freedom House, a discipleship-based recovery program and Light Farm Community Coop, which sought to engage to meet a variety of local needs and support the work of local non-profits in practical ways. Dustin also invests in the next generation of leaders by teaching Missions Geography at Denton Calvary Academy, where he serves as the History Department Chair.
Dustin, his beautiful wife Tracy, and their four sweet daughters, Dakota (and her husband, Cody and their son, Gideon), Trinity, Remington, and Sierra currently reside in Denton, Texas.