Donna Gaines, M.Ed. is a Bible study teacher and author who is a frequent speaker at women's conferences and retreats. She is a disciple maker who fervently desires to see the lives of women transformed as they encounter God through His Word and prayer. Embracing God's missional calling on her life, Donna mobilizes women to practically live out their faith through both inner city and international efforts. Donna has written several books including Leaving Ordinary: Encounter God Through Extraordinary Prayer, Seated: Living From Our Position in Christ and There's Gotta Be More.
Donna is married to Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Understanding the unique needs that ministers' wives have, she serves as chairman of the board for the Pastors Wives' Session of the Southern Baptist Convention. Steve and Donna have four grown children.