Jared Gaines grew up in Pensacola, Florida attending Leonard Street Church of Christ. In 2007 he moved to Henderson, Tennessee to major in Bible at Freed-Hardeman University. After Jared graduated, he moved to Memphis to begin his Masters of Education where he attended Great Oaks Church of Christ and met Kalena Baskin.
In January of 2012 Jared accepted a youth minister position at Stoney Point Church of Christ in Prattville, Alabama. He transferred to Faulkner University to complete his education. During this time he married the former Kalena Baskin.
After three years in Montgomery, Jared completed his Masters Degree and moved with Kalena to begin his work here.
Jared has been involved on mission campaign trips to Chile, Mexico, and Tanzania. One of the Tanzanian trips was to start a camp in Daar es Salam as part of Backwoods Christian Camp’s hopes for starting 200 Christian camps worldwide.