Our pastors have been married for 25 joyous years and they are the proud parents of 2 amazing young people: their son Zjahmik ("Zeke") is a soldier in the United States Army. He serves as a Satellite Communication Systems Operator (25S) and is stationed at Fort Bragg, NC - 82nd Airborne. Their daughter Mikayla is a vivacious high school Sophomore at Central Florida Leadership Academy in Orlando, FL. They are a down to earth, close knit family who enjoy spending quality time together and by their own admission, they are "perfectly imperfect" as individuals, for each other, and most importantly for all that God has called them to do and to be - in life and in ministry. "For the gracious gifts and calling of God are without repentance and irrevocable. He doesn't take back the gifts he has given or disown the people he has chosen". (Romans 11:29)
Pastor Michael was born on May 18, 1972 in Chicago, IL. He has never known his biological father and was taken from his biological mother when he was 4 years old. He was raised as an orphan in different homes through the foster care system in Tyler, TX. He graduated from John Tyler High School in 1990 and joined the United States Navy later that same year. He surrendered his life to Jesus as Savior and Lord while serving on board the U.S.S. Harold E. Holt in 1991 and finished his Navy enlistment in 1993. He was licensed and ordained at Greater St. Mary Baptist Church in Tyler, TX in October 1994, has over 20 years experience as a lay minister in different areas of ministry, and served as senior pastor of 2 church plants.
His Character: He is a man after God's own heart; devoted to his wife- a one-woman man; manages his own family and household well; he is not arrogant; not quick-tempered; a zealous servant leader, sober — not a drunkard; peaceful — not violent; not greedy for money; hospitable; funny, quick-witted; good sense of humor; lover of all that is good and true; spiritually mature; anointed to preach and teach; and an imperfect human being who strives to be a Christlike example in every area of his life.
Education & Certifications: He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Evangelism and Church Planting and has a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Biblical & Theological Studies - both from Liberty University. He also earned his Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Certification from Florida Hospital.
Bi-Vocation: Licensed Freelance Photographer
Pastor Sabrina was born on May 3, 1971 in Orlando, FL. Her parents are native Floridians who have been married for 45 years. She surrendered her life to Jesus as Savior and Lord at Harvest Baptist Church in 1988. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1989 and served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army from 1990-1998. She was licensed and ordained in July 2002 while serving alongside her husband at Safe Harbor Christian Church - their first church plant in Kissimmee, FL. She also has over 20 years experience as a lay minister in different areas of ministry; and served as co-pastor of 2 church plants alongside and under her husband's leadership.
Her Character: She is fiercely and resolutely in love with God, passionate about his word, a devoted wife and mother; honors and respects her husband as priest of the home and head of the household - helping him to manage it well; selfless and sacrificial; a wise steward of God’s resources, a servant leader with a servant's heart, and a faithful shepherdess to Jesus’ flock; patient, self-controlled; kind yet firm; no-nonsense approach, sober and vigilant; peacemaker; cheerful giver; hospitable; lover of truth and all that is good; spiritually mature; woman of prayer and virtue; anointed to counsel and teach; and an imperfect human being who strives to be a Christlike example in every area of her life.
Education and Certifications: She earned her Masters Degree in Human Services with
a concentration in Executive Leadership and Non-Profit Management and a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies & Christian Counseling - both from Liberty University. She also earned a Certified Life Coach (CLC) Certification from the Life Coach Institute of Orange County.
Bi-Vocation: Certified Counselor & Life Coach