Michael's personal mission statement is simple: Empowering others to live maximized lives. Pastor Michael T. James has been God's visionary for Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, TN since 1998. His consistent obedience to God has taken Mount Vernon to greater levels and his bold teaching of God's Word has changed the lives of people throughout the United States. Michael graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and from Southern Christian University with a Master of Science in Christian Ministry. His post-graduate studies include certifications from Corporate Coach U-Licensed Facilitator, Vital Smart's Crucial Conversations-Licensed Facilitator, and various change management certificates. Michael is also a Toastmaster's International Certified Competent Communicator. "God created man in his image. As we complete our assignments on earth, we must apply kingdom leadership to unlock the unique potential He has placed in each of us."