Michael Priest, Senior Pastor


Family: Carolyn (wife), Jonathan, Caleb, David, Matthew

How did God call you to the ministry? During my freshman year in college, while preparing for a career in the Air Force, I sensed an overwhelming call of God to full-time Christian service. I transferred to Blue Mountain College, changed my major from Aerospace Engineering to Biblical Studies, and have been serving God and preaching His Word ever since. I have served Bartlett Baptist since 2003.

Education: BA in Biblical Studies, Blue Mountain College
Masters of Divinty in Biblical Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. in Greek and New Testament, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Hobbies: Backpacking, Mountain and Rock Climbing, Fly Fishing, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey

Responsibilities Include: Overall vision and directional leadership for our staff, lead shepherd over our people, preaching