Dustin “Dusty” Wallace is a Worship Pastor, Teacher, and Performing Artist from central Ohio. His primary instruments are Voice, Piano, and Guitar.
Dusty currently serves as the Worship & Creative Arts Director at Quest Community Church in Westerville, Ohio, and has done so since 2012. As a member of the Pastoral Staff, he directs the Worship & Production Team, coordinates Quest’s web and social media, and serves in the Sunday morning preaching rotation. In his time at Quest, he has had the privilege of hosting/working with internationally recognized worship leaders and songwriters Darrell Evans, and Jason Upton. He holds his ministerial credentials and pastoral ordination through Quest and the State of Ohio.
From 2010-12, he served as the Worship, Theater, and Vocal Ensemble Director for Central College Christian Academy. Dusty will be returning to CCCA for the 2014-15 school year. During this time (2010-12), Dusty also served as the Volunteer Worship Director for the Kairos Worship Service at Central College Presbyterian Church. Dusty is credentialed by the State of Ohio to teach Music, Religion, and Fine Arts in all Ohio PRIVATE SCHOOLS. From 2007-08, Dusty served as the CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Assistant and Assistant to the Worship Pastor at Central College Presbyterian Church.
Ever since childhood, Dusty was noted and awarded for his artistic endeavors. These honors included (but are not limited to); Hommel Poetry Award (1997), Thespian Honors Society (2004-06), Tri-M International Music Honors Society (2004-06), and the National School Choral Award (2006).
In 2004 (as a high school student), Dusty began private studies in Music Education, and took courses in collegiate level Music Theory under the direction of Craig Porter and Lisa Huston. Before his calling to full-time/vocational ministry, Dusty began his collegiate studies as a Music Education (vocal emphasis) major at Bowling Green State University (2006). He also received ministerial TRAINING at the Vineyard Leadership Institute in 2007. From 2012-13, Dusty was a voice student under Otterbein University Professor, Dr. David Price.
Dusty has been increasingly sought after as a Worship Leader over the past several years, especially in his hometown of Westerville. Most recently, he has been asked to lead worship at the W.A.R.M. National Day of Prayer Breakfast, and at the Westerville Area Ministerial Association’s annual Good Friday worship gathering.
Since 2010, Dusty has released and published four digital singles. Three of these singles are his own material for use in worship gatherings. You can find his latest single “Glory” on iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3, and GooglePlay.
Other notable professional/artistic ventures for Dusty include:
-Original Music & Voiceover work for Radio Broadcast
-Co-Hosting the Podcast “The Plugged-In Church” (along with Eric Frisch) since 2013.
-Theatrical Tech Director, Big Walnut High School (2008)
-Featured Artist/Collaborator for the crowd-sourced songwriting project, “The Bearded Wisdom” in 2014.
-Keyboardist for the Columbus Band, “Plush Velvet” from 2013-14.
-Guitarist/Vocalist for the Columbus Band “23 Southbound” 2013-Present.
-Active Private Lesson Studio since 2011, teaching Voice, Guitar, and Piano.
-Various contracted jobs as a Guitarist, Bassist, Vocalist, and Worship Leader.
-Various projects in Graphic Design, Video Post Production, and AUDIO ENGINEERING.
-Owner/Founder of D.Wally Music, LLC.