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. Currenly Sunday morning messages are from the book of Jonah, and Sunday night messages are from Genesis; as we study how to take the Gospel to the nations. Wednesday evening Bible studies are focusing on prayer and seeking the face of God.
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 10 years old and Olivia is 5 years old. My wife and I have been married for 12 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 comunity and make a difference for the Kingdom of God.
Minister of Education
Committed to excellence in Christian Education, I believe in a vibrant and meaningful Sunday School experience from the nursery to our most senior adult classes. Having loved the church since childhood, I've served in numerous volunteer positions including teacher, Sunday School Director, and deacon. My professional background includes education, business, and denominational service experiences. My degrees are from Georgia Southern University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I'm married to a lovely lady, Diane, with whom we had the pleasure of raising a beautiful daughter. Now we enjoy spending time playing with our granddaughter whenever possible. Diane loves working with children. She serves as a Sunday School teacher and is Director of Glenwood's Children's Department.
Minister of Music
Emily has been on staff as Minister of Music for more than 3 years now. She is a graduate of Lee University and taught as a member of the vocal faculty after completing her Masters degree there. She is currently the music teacher, chorus, and band director for Freedom Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN. Emily is devoted to glorifying God in all that we do through the music here at Glenwood. She has a heart for the lost and loves to pour the love of God into children.