Sr. Pastor Mike Hensley

Rev. Mike Hensley was called as pastor of Swannsylvania Baptist Church in January 1986. He is a graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, Tennessee; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; and attended Luther Rice Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, completing 92 hours of study.

Currently, Rev. Hensley, in addition to his Senior Pastor duties, serves as Chairman of East Tennessee Baptist Association’s Hispanic Ministry; is Assistant Treasurer of the Association; is President of the CIC Board of Mountain View Youth Developmental Center, Dandridge, Tennessee; and is serving on the Committee on Boards for Tennessee Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tennessee.

In the past, Rev. Hensley has served as Interim Director of Missions for the East Tennessee Baptist Association, Newport, Tennessee; served as Moderator of the Association; served on the Board of the Norton Institute for Church Health at Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee; and is currently serving as Chairman for the Committee on Boards for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (formerly Tennessee Baptist Convention). 

He and his wife, Lynne, reside in Newport, Tennessee. They are the parents of two daughters, Emily and Molly. Emily and her husband, Robin Barnett, live in Greeneville, Tennessee. Molly and her husband, Ronald McCarter, live in Newport, Tennessee. The Hensleys are the proud grandparents of Austin, Addisyn, Avery, Zoe, Mia and Gracen.