Bro. Michael began his ministry as a youth pastor at First Independent Methodist church in Mobile, AL. In 1983, he became the pastor of Eastern Shore Wesley Bible Church, in Montrose, AL where he pastored until December 2006.
In January 2007, he became the Senior Pastor at Christ Independent Methodist church.
He graduated from Troy State University with a BS degree in Biology. For twenty-three years of his ministry, he was a bi-vocational pastor, working as High school science teacher, and 22 years as an environmental specialist and coordinator for two large chemical manufacturing companies.
He was called into the ministry at the Georgia Association of Independent Methodist youth camp on August 5, 1975.