Pastor Michael Grant Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Faith Worship Center. He is the second senior pastor in the church's history, succeeding his mother Dr. Hardman. He was installed as the senior leader in 2018.
He is a former professional football player of the NFL. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Mars Hill University in North Carolina, and his Master of Divinity degree from Kingdom Truth University in Florida.
Affectionately known as ‘Pastor Mike', he has been a member of Faith Worship Center International in Columbus, Georgia since it was founded. He has served as Youth Pastor, Praise and Worship Leader, Financial Administrator, Elder and Executive Pastor. He now serves as Senior Pastor of Faith where he transitioned into the role of senior leader in August 2017. He is also an affirmed apostle of Endowed with Power Ministerial Fellowship.
He is a Georgia native who has authored two published books, and has received numerous accolades, including a resolution from the Georgia State Senate for his acts of community service.
Michael has faithfully served his community by pouring into the lives of local citizens in many ways. After participating in the NFL's diversity coaching internship program he trained and coached many young local football student-athletes, developing them for opportunities to play at the collegiate level. He has also mentored numerous at-risk youth, advising them and their families as a Family Support Specialist.
Michael is a husband to a lovely wife, and a father of two wonderful sons. He is a dynamic and animated speaker who has traveled all over the United States speaking to churches, conferences, seminars, sports teams, and universities inspiring and equipping people to be the best that they can be. He is a passionate motivator who speaks life to all who are willing to hear. He is a voice to a now generation.