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Michael Beene

Michael Beene

Senior Pastor

Michael came to know Christ at the age of 7. He began his ministry as a Youth Pastor and previously served Riverview as NextGen and Life Groups Pastor, before becoming Lead Pastor in 2019.

“One of the many reasons I love Riverview is that the people of Riverview trusted me to make the leap from serving them as an associate pastor to leading them as their senior pastor,” Michael says.

One of Michael’s favorite Scripture passages is Colossians 1:28-29: “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”

“I love these verses because they describe the goal of discipleship—maturity in Christ—and the power of discipleship—His energy,” Michael says. “I often pray that God will help me minister and make disciples with the power and energy that only He can supply.”

Michael holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Tara, and they have two children, Audrey and John. Michael’s favorite pastimes include playing the guitar, grilling steak, golfing and spending time at the beach.