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Hello! I'm Michael

 

I have six passions:

1.) My personal walk with Jesus Christ. It is simply because of Him & Him alone that I am who I am and have everything that I have.

2.) My family. After my personal salvation, my wife & children are the biggest blessings that I have bar none!

3.) To help people dive into a personal relationship with

Jesus Christ and then for them to continuously help others dive into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

4.) To help people dive into a deeper understanding of God's world through the filter of His word in order to be the most effective believers & leaders that they can be in the community and setting where God has planted them.

5.) To help genuine Christ-followers realize that having their best life now is not about here and now, but about investing in eternity in real ways here and now! (Spiritually, Physically, Fiscally, etc.)

6.) Along with my wife to do what we can to encourage couples and/or families as they walk through this crazy life.

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Michael P. Sanders

Christ Follower

Husband & Father

Senior Pastor: Village Meadows Church

Assistant Professor: Liberty University

Promoter of Spiritual & Physical Health

Encourager of Families

Public Speaker

Phone:

520-458-4500

Email:

mike@vmbconline.org

Address:

Sierra Vista, Az.

Date of Birth:

June 17, 1974

EXPERIENCE
 
2011-2021

Senior Pastor

Immanuel Baptist Church, Pikeville, Ky.

In this role I personally plan and prepare Biblically relevant messages every week while managing the daily administrative issues that come along with a mid-sized congregation and provide appropriate pastoral care when and where necessary.

2014-Present

On-Line, Assistant Professor

Liberty University

In this role I serve as an on-line, Adjunct Professor both at the Undergraduate and Graduate level with the desire and goal to help students understand God's world through the filter of God's word.

2009-2011

Pastor

New Elkahatchee Baptist Church

In this role I personally planned and prepared Biblically relevant messages every week while managing the daily administrative issues that came along with a small sized congregation and provided appropriate pastoral care when and where necessary.

2008-2009

Pastor

Old Providence Baptist Church

In this role I personally planned and prepared Biblically relevant messages every week while managing the daily administrative issues that came along with a small sized congregation and provided appropriate pastoral care when and where necessary.

2001-2009

Pastor

Clay Baptist Church

In this role I personally planned and prepared Biblically relevant messages every week while managing the daily administrative issues that came along with a small sized congregation and provided appropriate pastoral care when and where necessary.

1992-2007

Operations Manager

Saia Motor Freight Line, Inc.

In this role I directly supervised a staff 20 and indirectly supervised a staff of 125 to ensure on time, claims free, delivery of properly routed freight in the greater Birmingham, Al. metro area. I also served on the corporate recovery team where I would travel to other offices around the country to assist with returning proper freight flow.

1992-1995

Chief Constable

Montgomery County, Alabama

In this role (an elected position) I served with duties very similar to that of a county Sheriff with all the duties that entails.

 
SKILLS
 

Public Speaking

Organization

Comfortable with various media formats (Television, Radio, podcasts, etc.)

Administration

Encouragement (Rally the troops)

Cherishing time with family