In the heart of the city with a heart for your family

Pastor Byron Chesney and wife Mary

Pastor Byron Chesney has been in the Gospel ministry for over 30-years as a singer, song leader, preacher, and pastor. Saved at 6-years old during Vacation Bible School. Called to preach and licensed at House Mountain Baptist Church in Corryton, TN in the late 90’s, was song leader and served as interim Pastor. He was ordained in 2010 and called as Senior Pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN in August 2011 where he served for 8-years until August 2019 when the Lord called him to plant Porchlight Baptist Church, where he served as Senior Pastor for 4-years. He was called as Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN on October 8, 2023.

Pastor Byron is also employed full-time as a Technical Writer at Elo Touch Systems, a computer touchscreen manufacturing company.

Pastor Byron and his wife Mary were married in 1985 and have 3 children.


  • Associate Degree in Electronic Technology from Tennessee Inst. of Electronics in Knoxville, TN
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Fountainhead College in Knoxville, TN,
  • Masters in Ministry from Crown College & Seminary in Powell, TN
  • Doctorate in Pastoral Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, GA.