Michael and his wife, Angela, are originally from Martinez. Both are graduates of Lakeside High School. High school sweethearts, they have two children, William and Anna. Michael graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University, his Master of Divinity Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in church history from the same school. He has pastored churches in South Carolina and Indiana in addition to serving as a full time instructor in Christian Studies at Truett McConnell University and providing adjunct instruction at other institutions. He has served as Senior Pastor of HBC since October of 2015. Michael has a passion for teaching the truths found in the Word of God and shepherding the congregation, and loves reading church history, watching UGA and Atlanta Falcons football, and spending time with his family.