Marshall Henderson is originally from Cleveland, MS, a small town in an area known as the Mississippi Delta, famous for agriculture and being the birthplace of the blues. He is a graduate of Delta State University where he spent four years as a “Fighting Okra” and received his B.A. in psychology. He is also a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) with a M.Div. in Christian Thought (2011) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) with a D.Min. in Applied Theology (2020).
In 2008 Marshall married Jill-Curry Smith who was his best friend all throughout their school years. They have 8 children—Matthew, Myles, Smith, Eleanor, Roscoe, George, Oliver, and Jack—and two foster children.
During his sophomore year of college, God called Marshall to vocational gospel ministry. Marshall has served as the Associate/Student Pastor at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church (Cleveland, MS) as well as a Church Ministry Resident (2013), Discipleship Leader (2014), and Generations Director (2015) at Vintage Church (New Orleans, LA).
Marshall served as the Student Minister of FBC from 2015-2019, and began serving as FBC’s Pastor starting in January 2020.
Marshall is passionate about teaching the gospel of Jesus and leading others to see how the gospel of grace shapes to every dimension of their lives. His family is passionate about foster care and adoption, and leading the church to care for orphans.
Marshall enjoys spending time with his family, drinking coffee, reading, traveling, and watching sports in his free time.