Michael came to First Baptist Church in January 2015. He grew up in Orlando, FL., and by God’s grace came to Christ at the age of 15 through the ministry his local church. He and his wife Sheryl have three children: Nathan, Elizabeth and Katherine. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a master of divinity and a master of theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the senior pastor at Calvary Baptist church in Osceola, Ar. before coming to First Baptist Church.