Micah has probably always known that his life would be spent serving God through the local church. His dad was called to ministry while praying for his son who was yet to be born.
However, Micah realized that being in church and having a pastor for a father weren’t enough to earn him favor in God’s eyes. When Micah was able to understand that he was a sinner and that he must repent of his sin and trust in Christ, he made his decision at age 5 to trust Christ. After growing up as a pastor’s kid and a missionary’s kid, Micah came back to the Triad to graduate from Wake Forest University, and to marry his lovely wife Jennifer. His corporate career began with Liberty Hardware where he traveled to China and Europe, and held various management positions in operations, information systems and product development.
In 1997, Micah and Jennifer came to Life Community Church. Because of his global travels and missionary background, he led foreign mission trips. In 2008, he became a part-time staff member at LCC, and during the summer of 2010 – at the height of success in his career and in a comfortable place in life -- Micah began to sense God creating uneasiness in his life. He had just finished reading the book Radical by David Platt, and had led his fifth missions trip to the Dominican Republic.
“Jennifer and I talked about it when we got back from that trip,” Micah says. “We both sensed that God had something bigger and more meaningful for us to do in life. We couldn’t really explain it.”
In November 2010, at the end of a morning worship service, he wrote God a blank check – “Whatever You want me to do and wherever, I’ll do it.” That began a nine-month journey up to his commitment to full-time ministry in November 2011.
Responsibilities: Pastor to College Student & Single Adults; team leader for the Vision Plan; missions program coordinator, oversee technical production.
Family: Wife of 21 years, Jennifer; children: Hannah and Abby.
Hobbies: Current events; writing; design thinking
Education: BA in English, Wake Forest University; currently working on MA from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
An ‘aha’ moment: Micah had already decided he was willing to go anywhere the Lord wanted him to go when Pastor Jake approached him about leading the Lexington campus – only 1.4 miles from his house!
Favorite scripture: Micah 6:8 - "Mankind, he has told each of you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly,
to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God."