This is Pastor Michael and he is a Provisional Commissioned Elder in the United Methodist Church. He currently serves Centreville United Methodist Church of the Greater Southwest District of the Michigan Area Annual Conference since July 1, 2019. Previously he served Hemlock and Nelson United Methodist Churches of the Central Bay District of the Michigan Area Annual Conference July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019.
“I have a passion for worship, preaching, and evangelism. I believe in the universal love of God, grace for all people, and the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I also believe that the Gospel is inclusive and should be shared without partiality or prejudice.”
“I also strongly believe that true evangelism is not standing on a street corner condemning others, stalking people around town or outside their homes, or trying to use shame or guilt to get someone to claim faith. True, loving, and grace-filled evangelism happens when we live out our faith authentically and the people around us begin to see something special happening in our lives and are drawn in.”
Pastor Michael is originally from Elmhurst, Illinois and did his undergraduate studies at Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Web Programming and his Associates of Science degree in Computer Networking. He worked in the information technology field for just under a decade before following his call to work in God’s ministry.
Pastor Michael graduated from and completed his seminary work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in May 2014 with a Masters of Divinity and a focus on evangelism and church recovery.