Mike Utley became Henderson’s pastor on July 1, 2014. Bro. Mike is originally from Harrisburg, Arkansas, and a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He received a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary and has over twenty years of ministry experience including youth ministry, Christian education, and evangelism. Bro. Mike served two churches as pastor before coming to Henderson in 2010.  

He is married to Dayanne Utley, a speech therapist, and they have a nineteen year old daughter, Jessica, attending Lyon College in Batesville. Mike and his family have enjoyed his appointment at Henderson explaining, “Henderson is a church large enough to provide opportunities for ministry while also being small enough to foster strong committed relationships.” Bro. Mike believes in our commitment to Christ, to each other, and our community. “We are thankful to be a part of southwest Little Rock, thankful of our connection as a United Methodist Church, and thankful of our commitment to discipleship, but most of all, we are thankful for the love we have gained in Jesus Christ!”