The Beginning of the Gospel - Mark 1 (Notes)
Scribes, Sinners, and the Sabbath - Mark 2 (Notes)
The Clash, The Crowds, The Chosen - Mark 3 (Notes)
The Power of Parables - Mark 4:1-25 (Notes)
Don’t Miss the Point of Your Storm - Mark 4:35-41 (Notes)
Don’t Miss Your Miracle - Mark 5 (Notes)
What Does He Have to Do? - Mark 6 (Notes)
Rituals vs. Righteousness - Mark 7 (Notes)
Missing the Point - Mark 8 (Notes)
Defining Discipleship - Mark 8:27-38 (Notes)
From the Mountain to the Valley (Part 1) - Mark 9:1-13 (Notes)
From the Mountain to the Valley (Part 2) - Mark 9:14-50 (Notes)
Marriage, Money, and the Master - Mark 10:1-31 (Notes)
Is Your Opportunity Slipping Away? - Mark 10:46-52 (Notes)
The Cursing of the Fig Tree - Mark 11:12-14, 20, 21 (Notes)
The Faith That God Looks For - Mark 11:22-24 (Notes)
The Hindrance to Answered Prayer - Mark 11:25-26 (Notes)
The Parable of the Vineyard - Mark 12:1-12 (Notes)
Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus. The 82-acre sports complex, Legacy Park, is currently being developed with tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, equestrian center, fishing pond, pavilion and other facilities to reach the community through sports and recreation. “Path to Truth,” the weekly broadcast of Sherwood’s services, is seen in over ninety markets around the country and is also available on the web and via podcast at www.sherwoodbaptist.net.
Michael’s life verse: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5) Michael’s vision statement: “Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them.”
Michael holds degrees from Mississippi College, Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and Trinity Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mobile in 2010.
Michael and his wife Terri have been married since 1974. They are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.