Pastor Byron Chesney is a native of East, TN. He trusted the Lord Jesus as his Savior in 1972 while attending Vacation Bible School. In 1985, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Seaton Chesney. The Chesney family has 3 children and a beagle. Pastor Byron has served the Lord in the ministry for over 30-years in various Churches as a Music Minister, Teacher, Preacher, and Pastor. In 2011 he was called as Senior Pastor at Highland Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. He earned his Master's Degree in Ministry from The Crown College and Seminary in Powell, TN and a Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.