Dustin has been in full-time, vocational ministry for nearly 20 years and has been involved in nearly every ministry capacity imaginable. He is the author of several books and his writing has been featured on well-known websites such as The Gospel Coalition, The Resurgence, Boundless Magazine and Churchleaders.com. His popular church planting video series garnered more than 235,000 views on YouTube and is now featured on LifeWay’s Ministry Grid church training program.  In 2005, God called Dustin to be the lead and founding pastor Crossing Church in Louisville, KY.  In that decade of faithful service, the church grew to be in the top 11% sized churches in the Southern Baptist Convention and equipped and launched 11 church planters in cities like New Orleans, Cleveland and Salt Lake City, commissioned 6 missionaries and sent out more than 25 senior pastors and staff persons. In early 2015, Jesus called, the Neeley's answered and relocated to the Nashville area to become the Church Planter in Residence at Immanuel Church alongside Ray Ortlund. He is now the Planter and Lead Pastor of Refuge Church in Franklin, TN, which launched in August 2016.