Meet our Pastor and Staff
Rev. Travis Henderson
My objective is to serve this congregation as their Pastor to help open doors to hope and wholeness with the congregation, the lay leaders, and the staff. To faithfully preach and teach the Word of God. To train believers to study the word of God, not just read it. I hope to encourage, lift up, and love people as Christ did.
APPROACH TO MINISTRY
Expository preaching is always biblical, and intentional. Wednesday and Sunday services vary in length. I base all sermons on God’s printed Word, the Bible, and God’s living Word, Jesus. I lift up God the Father, Jesus the savior, and the Holy Spirit our guide and comforter. Preaching and teaching is mostly expositional. Currently Sunday morning messages are from 1 Peter, and Sunday night messages are from the Gospel of John; as we study how to take the Gospel to the nations. Wednesday evening Bible studies are focused on the study of other denominations and religions viewed in light of the truth of Scripture; and having corporate prayer time.
The Morning Worship Service
The Sunday Morning Worship must help you the worshipper experience God. The service bridges time-honored worship with today; youth to tradition; and those not part of the church to the loving church of God. The morning service is a blended worship service. All are welcome in our church. You will not be out of place by what you are wearing, the color of your skin, or where you work. We are all children of God and made in his image.
The Evening Worship Service
The evening worship service is a time to help believers grapple with discipleship issues. The worship leads worshippers to discover Biblical truths about issues of life, develop community throughout the church, and to expand the kingdom of God one person at a time.
Leadership of People
Shared leadership style builds a trusting relationship between pastor, staff, and people in pursuit of the Great Commission’s objectives. Building on the strengths of all the members of the body maximizes the potential for God to accomplish His purpose and continually buildup the church. A healthy church has a trusting relationship between Pastor and people in pursuit of the Great Commission in which both achieve greater than expected.
My beautiful bride's name is Whitney. I have two beautiful and amazing daughters: Isabella is 12 years old and Olivia is 7 years old. My wife and I have been married for 13 years and God has blessed us as a family by using us for His ministry.
- Graduated from South Doyle High School, Knoxville, TN, 1995
- Obtained BA degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2000
- Obtained a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, 2011
My wife and I are both Knoxville natives, and while both of our children were born here they have spent most of their lives in North Carolina. I became a Christian at the early age of seven. My continuing passion is helping congregations follow and share Jesus everyday. We want to be involved in the community and make a difference for the Kingdom of God.
Minister to Students
We welcome the Lum family to our church and Kevin as our new Minister to Students. Kevin grew up in central Mississippi while Crystal was raised in Northern Ohio. They met while they were both serving in the US Navy, married and started a family. Shawn and Kiley were both born in Portsmouth, Virginia. After their time in the military, they moved to Mississippi. They moved to Knoxville in July of 2013 and have fallen in love with the state and the Knoxville community.
Kevin’s plan as Minister of Students is to do whatever it takes to reach the students for Christ. Whether that includes evangelism or discipleship training remains to be seen, but he believes firmly that we should invest in the students as they are the future. Through much prayer and outreach, his hope is to see God bless Glenwood by growing the Student/Children’s ministries as His Will allows.