Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus.
Andy Stanley unpacks his reasoning for eliminating phrases such as "the Bible says..." from our preaching in order to reach the younger generations and return to a more New-Testament model of evangelism.