Pastor Michael joined life journey’s staff in January of 2016. He is a Keithville native and graduated from LSU-Shreveport where he majored in psychology. After LSUS he went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree with heavy concentration in Biblical Languages. In the late 90’s pastor Michael started a discipleship ministry called Shoulder to Shoulder which has grown to be an international discipleship ministry with men being discipled all over the world. Our pastor is passionate about his walk with Jesus, his wife Laurie and their 5 children (2 sets of twins), discipleship, baseball, football, basketball (he likes to beat Cameron), hunting, water and snow skiing, and last but certainly not least preaching the Word of God with an urgency that he prays challenges the hearts of his people. His favorite authors outside of the Bible are Gurnall, Spurgeon, Chambers, Packer, Edwards, Winslow and Sanders. He treasures hearing from anyone who wants to get to know Jesus better so e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with him or to get to know him a little bit better!