Mike Peterson

Where did you go to school?  I attended Mercer University and received my BA with a major in Christianity and a minor in Psychology and Greek. I received a Master of Divinity from Mid- America Baptist Theological Seminary.

How did you end up at SBC?  Following seminary I became the pastor at Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie, Tn. I stayed there for 10 years. I then became the Interim Pastor at Springhill Baptist Church for a little over one year.  Through someone knowing the family member of someone else who spoke to their pastor (though I believe it was the providence of God) Second Baptist Church and I found each other.  I came here July 2001 and have enjoyed every minute. I have no doubts that God brought our family here.

Why do you love your job?  I love serving Second Baptist Church because I know first of all that this is where God wants me. Over these years God has given me such good friends that I feel like I've been here for a lot longer than I really have. I love worshiping with my church family every week. I can't imagine being anywhere else.

Favorite verse?  Usually my favorite verse is the one I'm preaching that week. I do love Luke 1:37 "For nothing is impossible with God". That's such a limitless promise that it trumps whatever is going on in my life. And I like that.

Favorite Song?  There are so many songs that touch my heart that it's difficult to pick just one. Right now I enjoy "I Bowed On My Knees"...especially when Vince sings it. It helps me look beyond this place to that "other" place that I can hardly wait to see and experience. The best part to me is, as the song says, "...But I said I want to Jesus, for He's the one who died for me".

Music Director

Alisha Moore



Administrative Assistant

Annita Ratcliff