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Senior Pastor

Matt Henslee

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Pastor Matt was called to serve as pastor of Mayhill Baptist Church on March 12, 2017, and began his preaching ministry there on April 2, 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Church Ministry from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas in August 2006, his Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Theology from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2017, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Church Revitalization from SWBTS. Before being called to MBC, Pastor Matt has served in a variety of roles in a variety of contexts for over 20 years.

He is a recording artist, having recorded two albums of hymns for a project called My Hymnbook, co-hosts Not Another Baptist Podcast, co-authored Replanting Rural Churches, authored Path to P.E.A.C.E., is currently writing Field Guide to Church Revitalization and Thick Skin, Soft Heart, and is co-host of Not Another Bible Study on Back Row Radio. He was recently added to the One Disciple team to manage social media and ministry engagement.

In addition, Pastor Matt serves the Southern Baptist Convention in a variety of capacities. With the Mountain Valley Baptist Association, he leads church planting efforts and was recently selected to serve on the search committee for MVBA’s next AMS. He previously served as one of the worship leaders and preached the annual sermon in 2019. With the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, he was first elected as the 2nd vice president in 2018, and then again in 2019. He previously served student worship leaders at Camp Inlow during the Worship 4 Life Camp. With the Southern Baptist Convention, he serves as the managing editor of LifeWay Pastors, a division of Facts & Trends, and was chosen to serve on the Credentials Committee at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Birmingham. Additionally, he was selected as a member of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Leadership Council for 2020.

Matt’s heartbeat is for his local church, everyday evangelism, and encouraging pastors in the trenches of ministry in forgotten places. He lives to see churches grow not just in width, but in depth, as they live out their calling to make disciples. He is married to Rebecca Henslee and they have four daughters they adopted in March 2015, four dogs, and a giant elk head on the wall they named, “Cletus.”

It is a joy to pastor this loving congregation that has an appetite for the Word of God that is palpable. If you are new to the area, or just passing through, please be our guest on Sundays at 11 am for a faithful, Text-Driven exposition of the Word of God, Biblical worship, and a loving family ready to welcome you as their own. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon!

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Administrative Assistant/Finance Secretary

Valerie Stevens




Music Director

Julie Johnson




Children's Ministry Director

Charlie Cooper




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Robby Wingate




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Robert Bailey




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Dan Hughes




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Jim Ward




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Ashley Prather