Jay Strother Selected as Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church
Brentwood, TN – May 11, 2023 – Brentwood Baptist Church is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Strother as its next Senior Pastor. With an overwhelming endorsement from the congregation, over 99.6% of the participants affirmed Strother’s calling to provide spiritual leadership.
The decision to select Jay Strother as the Senior Pastor marks a significant moment in the church’s history. The congregation’s support, combined with the confirmation of the Lord’s leading, showcases the collective belief in Strother’s ability to guide and serve the church family.
This appointment follows an extensive search process led by a dedicated team of church members and Trustees, started in the fall of 2022 following the lead of Pastor Mike Glenn. Mike has been the Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church for 32 years and initiated the process of transitioning out of his role in 2022. He announced his intentions to the congregation in January 2023.
Through prayer, thoughtful evaluation, and active participation from the community, Strother emerged as the candidate best aligned with Brentwood Baptist Church’s values and vision.
Jay is the Campus and Teaching Pastor at The Church at Station Hill, one of Brentwood Baptist’s nine campuses, located in Spring Hill, TN. He joined the Brentwood Baptist staff 20 years ago as the Middle School Pastor before serving as the Next Generations Pastor and then as Campus and Teaching Pastor at Station Hill. Strother completed his D.Min in Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this December.
Mike Glenn affirmed Jay’s call in a private meeting with the staff this week, sharing, “Jay is a man God has prepared to lead Brentwood in the next season. There are new challenges we must face in our community and in our church, and Jay is equipped and called to this work. We’ve seen how God has prepared him. “
Jay will continue to Pastor at The Church at Station Hill until this fall when Mike Glenn formally retires as Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist.
For more information about Brentwood Baptist Church and the Senior Pastor transition, please visit brentwoodbaptist.com/transition.
About Brentwood Baptist Church: Brentwood Baptist is a community of believers across Middle Tennessee who engage the whole person with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ anywhere, anytime, with anybody.
All nine of its locations share the same DNA through a common mission, vision, and message. However, each campus has the flexibility to contextualize ministry to its unique community under the leadership of its own campus pastor.
To learn more about Brentwood Baptist and each of its campuses, please visit BrentwoodBaptist.com.