Michael Volbeda • Associate Executive Pastor

Michael Volbeda

Associate Executive Pastor


Michael Volbeda

Michael grew up in Southern California and graduated from Biola University in Los Angeles. After college, he moved to Texas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Masters in Theology degree (Th.M.) and where he also met his wife, Amber. They have three children.

Michael has a background in commercial real estate and as a hedge fund manager. Before coming to Brentwood in 2014, he was on staff at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Michael serves with Executive Pastor Brian Dodridge to oversee the staff and operations of our church. He loves building and leading teams to tackle that next big ministry challenge.

Articles by Michael Volbeda


Our Church is Growing—Here’s What You Need to Know

Our Church is Growing—Here’s What You Need to Know

Be flexible In a growing church, new ministry opportunities present themselves all the time. You've heard the analogy that a big ship with a small rudder turns very slowly. While it's true that we are a large organization and we do not make hasty decisions, we also need to be nimble enough to respond to new ministry opportunities that God... continue reading


3 Ways to Pray for our Regional Campuses

3 Ways to Pray for our Regional Campuses

1. Pray for our campus pastors. Jay Strother (Station Hill campus), Aaron Bryant (Avenue South campus), and Matt Pearson (West Franklin campus) have the challenge of shepherding their congregations, leading them through tremendous periods of growth and, of course, sharing God’s Word as they preach every Sunday. Pray for their protection, strength, and wisdom. 2. Pray for effective ministry to happen. 2015... continue reading

Devotions by Michael Volbeda

Title Scripture Date
The Calling of the First Disciples Luke 5:1-11 January 3, 2017
Joshua’s Farewell Address and Review of Israel’s History Joshua 23 – 24 November 19, 2015
Transformed to the Image of Christ 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 March 31, 2015
Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Romans 12:1-2 March 30, 2015