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.
The executive order would allow families to be detained together but would not stop the "zero tolerance" immigration policy of charging people with a misdemeanor for entering illegally. Under the policy, families would be held in immigration detention together and escalates hearings for families in detention, putting them at the head of the line, to speed up processing.