Michael serves as the Lead Worship Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, where he leads a talented group of vocals and musicians, including their orchestra and 450+ voice choir. Leading the charge, Michael and the Prestonwood team just released their first-ever album with Integrity Music, entitled, Songs of the People. As a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, Michael’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Rebecca St. James, Anthony Evans, Jr., Todd Agnew, and Phillips, Craig and Dean, to name a few. Michael is a veteran worship leader, artist, speaker, and author of three books: The River, Into The Canyon and, Your Great Name. Michael is also the CEO and Founding Board Member of LEAD | READ | LIVE, an Arts-Empowered Literacy Foundation that is dedicated to raising the tide of student literacy across the country. Michael divides his time among leading worship in churches, songwriting, visiting schools and organizations to promote Arts-Empowered Literacy, and being a featured leader and teacher at conferences around the country. Michael and his wife, Leah, and their three children, Micah, Maisie, and Wyatt, live in Plano, TX.