Pastor Michael was born in Gilroy, California. He came to faith at the age of 9 when he first understood the gospel while attending a local Christian school. He would later be baptized at the age of 18 while attending Gilroy First Baptist Church. Having been called to the ministry he would first serve with Youth With A Mission in Denver, Cayman Islands, Kona, Hawaii and finally at the International Operations Office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Following his missionary work he returned to the states, to Glendora, California where he has resided since 1991. He would soon after become a member of FBC Glendora where he was licensed and ordained to pastoral ministry and has been the senior pastor since December 2016. Michael earned his BA in Global Studies from Azusa Pacific University, his Master of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Theological Seminary (now called Gateway Seminary) and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry from The Master's Seminary. He is married to Michelle and they have two children: Cameron and Rachel.