Michael and his wife, Carrie, have been married since 1994. They have four children – Shelby, Michaela, Dawson, and Jackson – and two grandchildren. Michael was educated at Texas State University (B.A. and M.A., English and History). He also attended Southwest School of Biblical Studies in Austin Texas (class of 1991). Michael has lived and worked in Bangs, Texas for the Bangs church of Christ for the past twenty-five years. Currently, Michael directs two Bible camp sessions for the area youth each summer. He has for the past 23 years conducted a thirty-minute weekly radio program in Brownwood, Tx each Sunday morning on KOXE FM. He has also published numerous tracts. Secularly, he has managed an insurance office located in Bangs for the past 15 years. Michael also serves as one of the elders for the congregation in Bangs.