I am eager to continue my calling as a pastor and use my gifts to inspire others by preaching God's Word, encouraging others to share the Gospel through outreach and evangelism, and maturing them to life-long relationships with God and others through love and discipleship that will bring a desire to make our church their home.
Location: Melbourne, FL
MY UNIQUE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Some Highlights ...
Built a ministry center as a restaurant in a shopping center. The restaurant meeting room was used during the day by the community and after hours ministry programs. We closed on Sunday and had worship in the dining room of the restaurant. Ministry took place everyday with people who encountered God for the first time.
Served as Executive Director for two Christian camps (Camp Christian and Shiloh Adventure Camp). I restructured and developed them to breathe new life into the programs and to minister more effectively in their communities. I completely built and staffed Shiloh Adventure camp and had 120 kids our first summer.
Created a children's program that brought together children from 5 school districts and home schoolers. I wrote a weekly script for this unique program that taught Biblical truth through drama, puppets, and small groups with a challenge for each episode to apply what was learned. This also reduced the volunteers needed for the Wednesday Night program.
Wrote and published a guide for devotions titled In His Words: 31 Days of Scriptural Prayer, focusing on praying scripture back to God and covering 8 areas of prayer as Jesus taught. (Available on Amazon) Wrote Children’s Book, There's A Thing In My Closet! Illustrated by Rick Ellis. It teaches children to clean their rooms and take care of the things God has provided for them.
SOME OF MY EXPERIENCE
My Significant Ministry Experience ...
Present - 2014
Held training courses and classes (both group and one on one) on personal technology devices and software applications. I did troubleshooting of software issues and implemented proper protocols to achieve desired results in both office and home environments. (Visual Dynamics, Apple Certified Trainer) I created a teaching resource to disciple others to have better physical condition, mental attitude, and spiritual vitality. BibFit (Biblically Fit).
2014 - 2009
I have served as an Executive Pastor, Interim Pastor (and pulpit supply) and Church Planter. As the Executive Pastor I worked to restructure and revitalize New River Baptist Church. I organized the church administration and assisted volunteer leaders in their ministries. I encouraged outreach and community programs. I have also provided pulpit supply to two area DOMs and served as an interim Senior pastor to Island Community Church. After this I began serving as Senior Pastor in a church plant (CafeChurch) that focused on connecting with the community and building disciples.
2009 - 2003
I have served as a Missionary Coach teaching missions and support-raising. I also chaired the Crisis Management team for missionary safety and security home and abroad. During this time I also taught as an adjunct professor (Grand Canyon Christian University) with classes in Christian Worldview, Ministry Finance, Pastoral Communication (Preaching) and others. I wrote the course for Moses and the Prophets and History of the Church. I have served as Executive Director for two Christian camps (Camp Christian and Shiloh Adventure Camp). I restructured and developed them to breathe new life into the programs and to minister more effectively in their communities. I completely built and staffed Shiloh Adventure camp and had 120 kids our first summer.
2003 - 1989
I served as a Family Pastor for two churches working with children and families K-6th grade and one church also had a start of a Christian school. I have served as the Assistant to the Senior Pastor to establish committees and handle the church administration and staff.
MY SPECIAL SKILLS
I'm Gifted as ...
I have designed and built a drive-in theater for once-a-month fellowship night. This was done by making a large roll-up screen and a radio transmitter in the FM band for sound to the cars. With the church playground and popcorn and concessions, it was a large success.
(Tampa Bay, FL)
I have served as a founding member of a missions and outreach organization to Native Americans and another for cowboy/girl youth. (Tribes for Christ and Rodeo Bible Camp) I also served on the board of a local Christian School.
(Community Christian School and Ascent Ministries)
Speaker & Educator
I host podcasts on the internet and create training video and webinars. I have created websites and graphics, developed online courses, training, and online schools. I have experience in internet marketing and social media.
I focus on the three facets of a person's being (physical, mental, and spiritual). Applying Biblical truth and wisdom to health, attitude and relationship situations for individuals, couples, and families.
(Biblically Fit and Child Evangelism Fellowship)
My Studies ...
1989 - 1992
Columbia Bible College & Seminary
Columbia, South Carolina
Bachelors in Biblical Studies with a Pastoral emphasis
1993 - 2006
Columbia International University
Columbia, South Carolina
Masters Christian Education with emphasis in administration (leadership)
2010 - 2018
Trinity Theological Seminary
Masters of Divinity with a Practical Ministry emphasis
MY SPECIAL SKILLS
Some of my messages ...
What Has Been Said About Me ...
Michael is an amazing pastor! I have been a Christian for over 20 years. When he teaches or preaches I think to myself why hasn't anyone ever taught me this before! I learn so much from him!
Even though I am in my 70's, Michael discipled my wife and me. He encouraged us to follow our heart and accomplish what God wanted us to do. We are happy we did!
I received a phone call from the school my son attended. He was with the school counselor and threatening to harm himself. I called Michael, and he met with my son. After some counseling, my relationship with my son improved and my son has a promising future. I fully support Michael's ministry.
About My Ministry ...
Cary Hughes - Pastor
Melbourne, FL 32934
Thomas Carpino - Pastor
Malverne, NY 11565
Steve Riley - Friend
Eugene, OR 97402
M: 541 / 915-3711
Tom Walters - Friend
Melbourne, FL 32940
Mitch Townley - Pastor
Knoxville, TN 37909
David McPherson - Friend
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
M: 321 / 223-5878
H: 321 / 777-2043
LET'S GET IN TOUCH
My Contact Details ... ...
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