Bro. Byron Chesney has been in the Gospel ministry for over 30-years as a singer, song leader, preacher, and pastor. Saved at 6-years old during Vacation Bible School. Called to preach in the late 90's, was interim pastor at a church in Corryton, TN. Ordained in 2010 and called as Senior Pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN in August 2011 where he served for 8-years until August 2019 when the Lord called him to begin Porchlight Baptist Church, where he serves as the Senior Pastor.

Bro. Byron earned a Master's degree in Ministry from The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN and a Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, GA

Bro. Byron married his high school sweetheart, Mary Seaton, in 1985. The Chesneys have three children and a beagle.