Michael became our Lead Pastor on August 2, 2020. Before that, he served at GraceLife as Minister of Education in 2014. Michael seeks to aid others in an increased awareness of God’s goodness and greatness, the richness of life, and the beauty and power of the Scriptures. He holds a BA in philosophy/religion from Mississippi State University and an MA in biblical studies/languages from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He’s worked as director of operations for Reflections Ministries, minister of education for GraceLife Church, and editor for the Cobb Institute of Archaeology. He began collaborating with Ken Boa on media projects after the two met at In Question—an apologetics forum hosted by Michael in Charlotte, NC. As a teacher, writer, and editor across academic and ministry settings, Michael has been committed to the needs of the local church, the body of Christ at large, and those who have yet to join either.
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Steve has been with GraceLife Church since 1989 and has served on staff as Pastor/Administrator since 2003. His previous business experiences include the hospitality industry in various leadership capacities and radio marketing in the Charlotte/Rock Hill media area. Before joining the staff at GraceLife, he served in many ministries and committees, including Finance, Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Chairman of the GraceLife Academy Board. Steve completed The National Institute of Church Finance and Administration Seminars I & II from the Candler School of Theology Emory University in 2007. He was accredited as a Certified Church Administrator and a Fellow in Church Business Administration from the National Association of Church Business Administration in 2008. Steve enjoys teaching others how to read God’s Word, understand it and learn how to apply it in their daily walk. Steve has been married to Tina since July 1978, and they have two adult children Patrick and Lindsay, and grandson Bryson.
Matt was installed as Associate Pastor in January of 2021 and has been a member of GraceLife Church since 2013. With a passion for discipling and encouraging others, Matt has served previously as a Pastor of Children and Youth and has been a keynote speaker for youth at homeschooling conferences around the nation. Matt earned a BM in Music Industry from James Madison University and an M. Div. in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has directed and produced the best-selling Exploring Creation middle and high school full-year video instructional products for Apologia Educational Ministries and the upcoming Word in Motion video curriculum. Matt married his wife, Kristin, in 2005, and they have two children, Peter and Felicity. His hobbies include singing and ninja obstacle running.