Pastor Anthony J. McMichael, B.A., M. Div.
Rev. Anthony J. McMichael answered the call to the ministry in 1970 at age 18. He graduated from Henry McNeal Turner High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in 1974 while acquiring a foundation for a Theology and Social Ministry major. He received his Master of Divinity in 1986 from Morehouse Seminary - Interdenominational Theological Center with a concentration in Urban Ministry, Pastoral and Psychological Counseling. He was ordained into the ministry by the Rev. Dr. C. N. Ellis at Paradise Baptist Church, Atlanta.
He served as assistant pastor for 9 years at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and in 1981 he became the senior pastor until this present date.
Pastor McMichael is known as a builder of preachers ordaining and training over 40 ministers of the Gospel. As a builder of builders, he built the very modern and contemporary Life Center that includes a sanctuary, administration offices, educational building, gymnasium, and health club and spa. The Life Center takes a wholistic approach at ministry wherein families are given access to life changing community outreach programs and services. On the same campus, he built what is known as the Mt. Nebo Christian Academy that started with a child development center, elementary and middle school. He organized a rehabilitation center for drug and other addictions by purchasing a former liquor store, and now facilitates seven days of ongoing group and rehab sessions. In 2004, a second location was opened, Mt. Nebo Cathedral South in Jonesboro, GA. This builder and organizer has led several civil rights rallies in the Clayton County community to increase the consciousness of injustices that existed in the Sheriff and Police Departments and other civil rights problems that plagued the county.
This pastor has led many to Christ and achieved other accomplishments; too many to count.
He is married to Mrs. Brenda Love McMichael. He has a daughter, Dr. Andria McMichael of Washington, D.C. and a son, Mr. William McMichael of Houston, TX.