Pastor Dusty Mackintosh, Lead Pastor

Pastor Dusty was ordained into the ministry in 2013 by the Next Step Christian Church having served as Assistant Pastor since 2011. In 2015 Next Step Christian Church called Pastor Dusty Mackintosh to be Lead Pastor. 

My Call to Ministry - Pastor Dusty

I am called to be a Pastor. While holy sky-writing is possible, I believe God often works through an organic process, a growing sense of desire or excitement towards and area of ministry as a combination of the affirmation of others, the opportunities and experiences of service in that area, the stories and passion of other in that sphere. My own heart has changed towards pastoral ministry in just that fashion. A vague and mysterious call to seminary grew imperceptibly into a passion for and gifting towards church pastoral ministry. My sense is that God is delighted by my service to Him and continues to gift and bless my work towards that end. I continue to submit every plan to His divine will, and in the absence of burning bushes, I proceed to the best of my wisdom and insight and desire. I find courage to answer this call in the firm believe that God answers prayer, inspires me in study and reflection, fills me in proclaiming and living out his word, and redeems my small and faulty efforts, putting his extra on my ordinary. I believe I am gifted and called to be a pastor. 

Presently, I am bi-vocational working full time as a Software Engineer for Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Study Software). I recognize God’s providential hand in my bi-vocational flexibility. I am called to serve the local church, specifically, the Next Step church in Thornton, Colorado. God called me out of California to Thornton, Colorado to join this church replant in His perfect timing. I was raised in and continue to love the small church atmosphere where “small” means a family of growing and faithful believers, not and inward-directed comfort that aspires only to the status quo. I believe humility before God, before my family, and before wise mentors will continue to shape my life and ministry at Next Step Christian Church. I can imagine no greater thing in this life than to be used by God in the changing of His people. 

It is a ridiculous privilege and blessing to be Pastor of Next Step Christian Church.