Bible Department



Having grown up the son of an Air Force fighter pilot for 38 years, Rustin Smith has experienced much in culture and travel. Most of his life was spent traveling at a younger age across the country and eventually a few places in Europe to start his college career. After landing in Wilmington in the early 90’s, the Lord took him through an array of occupations until calling him into ministry. Now the associate pastor at Myrtle Grove Baptist for students and family ministry, he is finishing his Master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the Lord and has a great desire for students to step into leadership roles and prepare them to take-on life for what God has desired for them. He has an amazing wife who helps him in ministry and 2 daughters: one entering Coastal as a freshman this year and one in the first grade. He is so excited to be a part of what God is doing at Coastal and seeking the will of the Lord for all the students God is sending here.