Michael and his wife Elisa live in Leeds, Alabama. They have been happily married since 1988 and serving together in full time ministry since 1999. They have four sons, Joshua (and his wife Michelle), Caleb, Jacob and Noah. Michael graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Political Science in 1985 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1986. He completed law school at The University of Alabama in 1989 and had a successful law practice for over 10 years. He continues to maintain his law license and is frequently called upon to provide legal consultation for ministries.
Michael has been actively involved in ministry since 1982. He founded The Bridge Birmingham in 1998 and pastored the church for 17 years. Michael is the founder of Cahaba Equipping Center (a ministry devoted to training and equipping spiritual leaders around the world), through which he has ministered in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ghana, Russia, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Switzerland. He and his wife are the co-founders of Pavilion Village Children’s Home in Kenya.
Michael knew and worked with John Paul Jackson for over 30 years and was mentored by John Paul (particularly in the areas of prophetic ministry/evangelism and biblical dream interpretation) during that time. Michael has been teaching on these subjects around the world since 2002. With John Paul’s blessing, Michael founded and now serves full time as President of Patria Ministries, an international association of churches and ministries headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Michael also serves as a member of the pastoral team at his home church, King’s Way, in Irondale, Alabama.
He is the co-author of The Remedy, (a book written by he and his father to unravel the mystery and break down some of the controversy surrounding the ministry of deliverance). He is the author of The Elisha Way (a book espousing the need for a return to spiritual fathering in order to see a double portion passed on to the next generation) and Fresh Bread (a book delving into what Jesus was teaching His disciples through the Lord’s Prayer). He is also the author of the book that inspired this website - Dream Stories (a book explaining the importance of dreams and their spiritual interpretations as well as sharing over 50 interpreted dreams and how they impacted the dreamer’s lives).