Michael Wilburn

Senior Pastor


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