Michael is the youngest of three brothers, and grew up as a “Pastor’s Kid” in various places in New York, then a “Missionary Kid” in Zambia, Africa. After returning to America, Michael attended the Buckley Road Baptist Church in Liverpool, New York, and later graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Michael then moved up to Maine to work with Pastor James Wiley of the Church Hill Baptist Church in Augusta, Maine. It was while ministering there that God called Michael to be the Pastor of the Topsham Baptist Church (then the Tabernacle Baptist Church) in March of 2015, after which he was voted in unanimously as the new Pastor in April of 2015 and ordained to the Gospel ministry by the Church Hill Baptist Church and a small council of pastors. Michael lives in Topsham with his wife, Amber, and they have four children: Trygve Abraham, Anastasia Elizabeth, Arabella Evangeline, and Barry Oliver.
Michael is also happily employed by U.S. Cellular in Topsham, Maine, where he works as a Retail Wireless Consultant.
Michael’s favorite pastimes are reading Scripture, spending time with his family, discovering new foods, and playing basketball.