Dr. Trent Stewart is the lead pastor of Foothills Church, a multisite church in East TN. Pastor Trent planted FC in 2009 with the support of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville and Pastor Trent’s father, Dr. Ron Stewart – the longtime lead pastor of GBC. Since 2009, Pastor Trent’s vision and hope for FC has been to develop mature disciples of Christ in relational environments. Through the ministry of Foothills Church, he and the FC staff have seen phenomenal growth and ministry take place in Blount County, Knoxville, and even across the globe.
Today, Pastor Trent shares the hope of Jesus to thousands of people every single week at Foothills Church locations in both Maryville and Knoxville. God’s provision and the faithfulness of its people has helped fuel FC to become one of the fastest-growing churches in the area. On top of that, the church has been able to support the surrounding community in numerous ways through initiatives like "Let's Go Week" and partnerships with local ministries. Foothills Church has also been able to take the gospel to the nations in places like London, England, and Zambia, Africa
Prior to planting FC, Pastor Trent attended Carson-Newman College on a basketball scholarship and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1999. Pastor Trent holds a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Additionally, Pastor Trent is a certified coach and mentor with the organization Courage to Lead. Pastor Trent provides next-level leaders with the opportunity to partner together and walk through strategy on how to escape drama, micromanagement, and burnout and instead create an environment that leads to a culture of ownership, collaboration, and excellence in business.
Pastor Trent and his wife Micah have been married for over 20 years and have four children: Baylee, Bryson, Brooke, and Blakely.