Mike Glenn 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, Mike has led Brentwood Baptist Church to begin a regional ministry called The Middle Tennessee Initiative. In 2014, the church added three campuses and now has a total 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.
Mike has served on various boards throughout his career, including the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Board of Trustees of Belmont University. He has just been asked to serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mike 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.
Articles by Mike Glenn
December 25, 2015
“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings…” (Malachi 4:2) Things hadn’t turned out the way the people had thought they would. The return to Jerusalem from Babylon’s captivity hadn’t been a joyous march of triumph but a slow slog of trying to rebuild a country too long... continue reading
December 25, 2014
We spend most of our Christmas time waiting. We wait for the packages to be delivered. We wait for relatives to arrive or we wait for our plane, car, or train to finally get here. My poor sons did a lot of waiting. When you work at a church, the holidays get busier. Extra services are added and most of... continue reading