The Smith Family
Michael was born and raised in Northern Ohio. After completing one year of study at Colorado State University, Michael returned to Ohio, where he married his wife Renee in 1977. They have two children, Joel, born in 1990, and Emily, born in 1994.
In 1982, Michael and Renee moved to Florida where they became active for the Lord and in 1984 responded to the Lord's call into full-time ministry. In 1987, Michael and Renee attended The School of the Local Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1987-1988 academic year. In 1992, Michael was hired at New Hope Ministries in Naples, Florida, as the Minister of Education and the Director of the New Hope School of Ministries (a nine month adult education school). In January of 2000, Michael changed positions to oversee the Pastoral Care area of the church.
In 1998, Michael started ABIDE Ministries, specializing in Christian educational materials. It is Michael's desire, that by the working of the Holy Spirit, believers become dedicated to fulfilling Christ's commission to win souls, educate believers, and make disciples equipped for ministry; to bring edification to the Body of Christ and glorification to our heavenly Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.
" Be a champion in the arena of life."
For more information about New Hope Ministries, a New Testament church on the cutting edge of ministry, go to: www.newhopeministries.org