Michael was called to preach the Gospel at the age of 20 and began full time ministry at 21 years old. Michael has pastored churches in Wilson, Clayton, and most recently in New Bern. He returned to Wilson and joined the staff at Connect Church as Lead Pastor in July of 2018. Michael has a passion to reach out into the community and to lead Connect Church to ‘Be Jesus’ to the world around us. The heart of Michael’s preaching and teaching is exposing the heart of God for all people through the abundant grace that is found through Jesus Christ.