Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor at Brentwood Baptist Church
Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church, is a pretty average guy. He grew up in a good home, and went to church with good people. He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s pastored churches in South Carolina and Tennessee.
Mike met Jesus for the first time when he was about seven years old, and he’s kept meeting Jesus throughout his life. These became the most significant and impactful times of his life. It’s why he went to seminary. It’s why he loves the local church. Mike loves to tell people about who Jesus is, what He has done in his own life, and what He can do in the lives of other people. Living in relationship with Jesus Christ is the one thing that defines his ministry. Following Jesus makes a difference in our self-understanding, our relationships, and our purposes in life. Mike loves working with people to help them understand what the gospel means for them in their everyday lives.
Mike became the pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church in 1991. Under his leadership, the church has grown to a membership of over 9,000. Brentwood Baptist relocated to its present location in 2002 and became debt free in 2012. Recently, he has led Brentwood Baptist Church to begin a regional ministry called The Middle Tennessee Initiative. At the beginning of 2014, the church had already added three campuses and now has a total of five campuses.
Just over ten years ago, Mike was part of starting Kairos, a ministry focused on young adults. When talking about Kairos, he still laughs about when he was asked to help start it. He told the young adults he would help them get Kairos started, but that he couldn’t do it all of the time. Mike taught at Kairos for over ten years.
Mike has served on various boards throughout his career. Including the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Board of Trustees of Belmont University, and he has just been asked to serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has written two books, In Real Time and The Gospel of Yes. You can find his blogs on mikeglennonline.com. You can follow him on Twitter @mikeglenn.
When he’s not at church, Mike is usually at home hanging out with Jeannie, his wife and best friend of 34 years. He loves to read and enjoy nice dinners with friends. He and Jeannie have twin sons. Chris is married to Deb and Craig is married to Nan.