Dr. Mike Norris

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike Norris was born on June 26, 1958, to Delbert and Helen Norris in the small town of Evans, West Virginia.  Pastor Norris was raised in a Christian home with three brothers and two sisters.

God allowed Pastor Norris to work a great job and help with the youth in his home church of Ripley Baptist Temple.  After several years of being a faithful layman in the church, Pastor Norris felt God calling him to serve the Lord full-time.  In 1987, he accepted a job as the youth pastor at the Ripley Baptist Temple, and two years later, the church called him to be the senior pastor of the church.  Under his leadership, the church grew to an average attendance of over six hundred in the small town of Ripley, West Virginia.

In January of 1999, God called Pastor Norris to become the pastor of Franklin Road Baptist Church.  His heart for preaching and teaching God’s people through Biblical principles and his heart to see people grow in God’s Word are evident each day as he leads the Franklin Road Baptist Church.

Pastor Norris has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mila, for thirty-four years. Their son Joel is married to his high school sweetheart Lauren who gave birth to Pastor’s first grandson, Braxton.

Pastor Norris has received doctoral degrees from Northeast Baptist School of Theology, Shawnee Baptist College, and Midwestern Baptist College.  Dr. Norris currently serves on the board of Baptist International Missions Incorporated. He also serves as the Vice President of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools.

Dr. Mike Norris

Dr. Mike Norris

Senior Pastor