Senior Pastor

Matt Henslee

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Pastor Matt was called as our pastor on March 12, 2017, and began his preaching ministry on April 2, 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Church Ministry from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas in August 2006, his Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2017, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Expository Preaching from SWBTS. Before being called to MBC, Pastor Matt has served in a variety of roles in many different contexts for 20 years.

He is a recording artist, having recorded two albums of hymns for a project called My Hymnbook, co-hosts Not Another Baptist Podcast, and co-authored a book, Replanting Rural Churches. In addition, Pastor Matt serves the Southern Baptist Convention in a variety of capacities. In our local association, he leads church planting efforts and was recently selected to serve on the search committee for MVBA's next AMS. He previously served as one of the worship leaders and preached the annual sermon in 2019. In our state convention, BCNM, he was first elected as the 2nd vice president in 2018, and then again in 2019. He previously served student worship leaders at Camp Inlow during the Worship 4 Life Camp. In our denomination, SBC, he serves as the managing editor of LifeWay Pastors, a division of Facts & Trends, and was chosen to serve on the Credentials Committee at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Birmingham. Additionally, he was selected as a member of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Leadership Council for 2020.

He is married to Rebecca Henslee and they have four daughters they adopted in March 2015. With what free time he has left, he is often found running along Highway 82 or the various trails in the area, reading, encouraging fellow pastors in rural ministry, or writing.

It is a joy to pastor this loving congregation that has an appetite for the Word of God that is palpable. If you are new to the area, or just passing through, please be our guest on Sundays at 11 am for a faithful, Text-Driven exposition of the Word of God, Biblical worship, and a loving family ready to welcome you as their own. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon!

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