Michael was saved in 1995 while attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. He immediately dove into ministry, serving with St. Louis Teens For Christ as their Jr. High Director and their Office Administrator.
In 1999 he married Andrea who has been his best friend and faithful companion ever since. Feeling called into full-time vocational ministry, Michael attended Covenant Theological Seminary for further biblical training, receiving his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2000. Michael then went on to earn his doctorate from Whitefield Theological Seminary in 2009.
Michael started attending Liberty as a member shortly after it began in 1996. In 2004 when the opportunity arose to come on staff as the Office Administrator, Michael quickly took it. Shortly thereafter he was ordained as deacon in the church, a capacity he served in until he was ordained as an elder/pastor in 2010. He has also served as the Latin professor at Liberty Classical Center since 2000.
Andrea homeschools their children while also ministering to ladies at the college/career group that she and Michael run. She also serves in leadership with Liberty’s youth ministry and with the interior design ministry, along with anything else that is needed. Andrea has a passion for learning and teaching apologetics!
With his leisure time Michael likes to help with his sons’ basketball teams, read theological books, work around the house and spend time with his family.
Michael and Andrea have four children: Logan, Job, Trinity and Ethan.