Michael was raised in Jackson, TN. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Memphis and is now working on his Master’s in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Andrea moved to Knoxville in 2004, at the invitation of Michael’s mentor, to work in business. After serving as YoungLife Leaders for several years, Michael and Andrea began leading The Gathering (25-35 yr old singles) in January of 2011. After 8 years in the business world, Michael joined Steve VanHorn to lead the Fellowship North Knoxville Church Plant. Michael and Andrea have four kids: Nate, Abby, Amelia and Mattie Jane.
Steve hails from a very small state called Rhode Island, which is somewhere north of the great state of Tennessee. He moved to Knoxville to attend Johnson Bible College where he received his B.S. in Children’s Ministry and Preschool/Day Care Directing. He received his Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary. He married his incredible wife, Cali, in 2005 and together share in the joy of raising their three children, Noah, Paige and Hazel. Steve has a passion for seeing people fall in love with Jesus and discipling them for His Kingdom. Steve has partnered and served in several children and youth ministries in New England, Tennessee, and Romania.