As Senior Pastor, Michael serves the church by preaching and providing vision and leadership. To shepherd the flock, he desires to know and love the people he leads (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
Pastor Michael holds degrees in biblical studies, theology, higher education, and a Ph.D. in leadership. He serves as a Trustee at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary (Virginia Beach, VA) and on the Elected Council of Baptist Mid-Missions (Cleveland, OH).
In addition to ministry, Pastor Michael is an avid reader and learner. Marathon running, coffee, cribbage, Paw Patrol, and the Cincinnati Reds are a few of his favorite things. He and his wife, Sarah, homeschool their three children and seek to love their neighbors through Christian hospitality.
- B.A. in Biblical Studies, Piedmont International University
- M.Div., Virginia Beach Theological Seminary
- Th.M. in Systematic Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Th.M. in Higher Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Ph.D. in Leadership, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary