Michael Lee Wilburn officially joined the staff of Immanuel Baptist Church as Senior Pastor on August 1, 2014. Michael faithfully served for the previous 12 years as the lead pastor of a church in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he led and nurtured a growing congregation.
As Senior Pastor, Michael oversees all aspects of Immanuel’s ministries and serves as the primary preaching pastor. Michael’s passion for wholeheartedly worshipping and serving the Lord is evident throughout his ministry. He is committed to a literal, historical, grammatical and contextual approach to interpretation of Scripture and is committed to the expository preaching of the Word of God. Michael and his wife, Sarah, have three children: Chloe, Titus, and Noelle.
In addition to his passion for the ministry, Michael is an avid reader and loves to learn. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary in 2007. He also holds a Master of Theology degree in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organizational leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.