Pastor Michael L. Henderson Sr. is God's visionary for New Beginnings Community Church. He founded the church in 1999, along with his wife and only twelve members. Through his faithful leadership, the church has grown to over 5000 members.
Pastor Henderson is a native of Akron, Ohio where he began his ministry work as a Ministerial Staff Pastor at The House Of the Lord for ten years. While there, he completed his training. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Theology at the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is also a graduate of the Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, Ohio), with a Master of Arts in Church Administration and Counseling. In October of 2009, Pastor Henderson received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pastor Henderson has a unique teaching and preaching style that not only engages the listener but challenges the listener to make significant and lasting personal life changes. He is a gifted Teacher, Preacher, trained Biblical Counselor and remarkable Trainer to leaders and churches, who is committed to seeing persons come to total wholeness through the Word of God. He conducts leadership conferences, men’s conferences, staff development trainings and marriage retreats along with his wife.
Pastor Henderson has a passion for church growth and development and has been actively involved in planting three churches including New Beginnings Community Church in Charlotte, NC. He also serves as Executive Director of National Ministries with Converge Worldwide. In that role he manages a staff that oversees Church Health, National Network Gatherings, and CWW Chaplains. Additionally, he serves as a Coach Coordinator which entails training pastors to Coach and Train other pastors primarily in the area of church planting. Pastor Henderson has personally trained approximately 100 ministers through his ministerial licensing training. He is also a Spiritual Covering for several pastors, churches and ministries.
Pastor Henderson is a committed husband and father, and a faithful spiritual leader. He stands by Philippians 1:6 which states, “I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ” (NASB). Consequently, he is advancing the Kingdom of God in a fresh and inviting way.