Michael is a native of Chicago, IL. At the age of 17, he had a life-changing encounter that took him from a life of negativity to a life of faith and fellowship with God. Michael has been married since 2000 to his “dream girl” and best friend, Kimberly. Together, they have 4 children: Ariel, Jeremiah, Abigail, & Gideon.
Michael earned his Bachelors of Science in Church/Ministry Management from North Park University. He also earned his Master’s of Divinity Degree from North Park Theological Seminary. While at North Park, he served as Lead Chaplain for the Athletics Department & University Ministries – providing pastoral care to 500 student athletes and a staff of 12.
Ten years ago, God placed a passion for Seattle on Michael’s heart. It is this passion that has lead the Thomas’ to move to Seattle to become a part of the work God is doing in the Pacific Northwest through Radiant Church.
Michael is passionate about people. He believes the church can be a community that radically impacts the city.