Our pastors have been married for over 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 Junior 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, and he has over 20 years experience as a church planter.
Education & Certifications: He earned his Masters Degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Evangelism and Church Planting and his Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Biblical & Theological Studies and he is currently pursing a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration (PhD) - all 3 from Liberty University.
DiSC Leadership Style/Profile: DC (I)(S)
Bi-Vocation: College Instructor
Special Interest(s): Licensed Freelance Photographer
Co-Pastor Sabrina was born on May 3, 1971 in Orlando, FL. Her parents are native Floridians who have been married for over 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 and has over 20 years experience in church planting- serving alongside and under her husband's leadership.
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, and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management (D.B.A.) - all 3 from Liberty University.
DiSC Leadership Style/Profile: CS (I)(D)
Bi-Vocation: Healthcare Contract Manager
Special Interest(s): Certified Counselor & Life Coach
*She earned her Certified Life Coach (CLC) Certification from the Life Coach Institute of Orange County