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Everyone is Under Encouraged

Michael teaches from Nehemiah 8 and discusses how to encourage your people and how to know your limits with Loren Reno and Mike Glenn. // Season 3, Episode 8.



Mike became the pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church in 1991. Under his leadership, the church has grown to a membership of over 9,000. Brentwood Baptist relocated to its present location in 2002 and became debt free in 2012. Recently, Mike has led Brentwood Baptist Church to begin a regional ministry called The Middle Tennessee Initiative. In 2014, the church added three campuses and now has a total five campuses.

Just over ten years ago, Mike was part of starting Kairos, a ministry focused on young adults. When talking about Kairos, he still laughs about when he was asked to help start it.

Mike has served on various boards throughout his career, including the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Board of Trustees of Belmont University. He has just been asked to serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mike has written two books, In Real Time and The Gospel of Yes. You can find his blogs on MikeGlennOnline.com. You can follow him on Twitter @mikeglenn.


On March 1, 2005, Les Steckel became the seventh president/CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Steckel’s extensive involvement with FCA dates back to 1972 when, as a college football coach, he attended his first FCA conference. In the 30-plus years since, Steckel has served as a Huddle Leader, platform speaker, camp dean and football clinician at various FCA Camps across the nation. He led Bible studies throughout his NFL career and served regularly as a guest speaker for FCA events.

Steckel’s football coaching career spans over 30 years. After spending five years as a college coach at the University of Colorado and the U.S. Naval Academy, Steckel began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. His experience includes serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, whom he helped guide to the 2000 Super Bowl, and for the New England Patriots during their 1985 Super Bowl season. Steckel also held the position of offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Additionally, he has been a position coach with the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.

Michael Easley

About Michael Easley

Michael is husband to one, dad to four, and host of Michael Easley inContext.

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