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, and 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 Corinthians, and Sunday night messages are from 1 John as we study how to take the Gospel to the nations. Wednesday evening Bible studies are focused on questions that you may have. We also have corporate prayer time every Wednesday evening.
The Morning Worship Service
The Sunday Morning Worship must help you, the worshiper, 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 worshipers 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 13 years old and Olivia is 9 years old. My wife and I have been married for 14 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
- Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
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
Welcome to Emily Harbin! more info to come.
Minister of Music
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