Mike serves as our Lead Pastor. Before coming to MountainView, he served in churches in KY, GA, and AL. Mike has a passion for developing everyday disciples who love Jesus more than anything and are equipped to follow him wherever he leads. He also likes reading, movies, music, college football, legos, and Star Wars and considers it a worthy accomplishment that he has been able to instill in his three girls a love for Star Wars. Mike earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the College at Southeastern, in Wake Forest, NC, and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, KY. He grew up in North Carolina and is glad to be back.
Pastor of Students & Worship
Justin serves as our Student Pastor. He has served in student ministry for over a decade, either as a youth pastor in Florida and Georgia, or in student camp ministry at Snowbird Outfitters in Andrews, NC where he was director of male interns, a river guide extraordinaire, and paintball aficionado. Justin has had the opportunity to work closely with students and other youth pastors to gain a fresh perspective for relevant student ministry. He is plugged in with the local school system every Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Justin attended Shorter University and studied Art Ed.
Justin and his wife Nellie have three kids, Olivia, Gideon, and Jude.
Brenda serves as our Children's Ministry Director. She was born and raised in Orlando, FL. Brenda started babysitting when she was 12 and has always enjoyed being around children. She has a BS in Elem. Ed. from UCF and a Master's in Library and Information Science from USF. She taught in the public school system for 15 years before moving to Murphy. She and her husband Charlie have homeschooled their 4 children (Roy, Wes, Leah, and Ben) for 14 years.