Insanely practical resources for leaders of normal-sized churches.
Church Fuel is a professional development community focused on helping you strengthen the daily business of your church so that you can embrace the roots of your calling. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds, but we all share one thing in common—a commitment to giving you practical tools and coaching that you can put to use right away.
Former youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, and church consultant, you could say Michael’s lived nine lives—and he’s still going. Today, he writes books and articles and helps create courses for church leaders. Michael’s a graduate of Florida State University and did post-graduate work at Liberty University. Husband to Jennie and father to three kids, you can find him smoking ribs or grilling steaks on the Big Green Egg on the weekends.
Bobby’s our pastor to pastors—and he’s ready to serve you. When he’s not overseeing coaching and the community forum here at Church Fuel, Bobby also serves as pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a church committed to reaching unchurched people with the Gospel.
Sales & Marketing Director
Sophie is a former youth leader and worship director who now runs sales and marketing to introduce Church Fuel to churches who want to grow. She manages and designs email campaigns, product deliverability, and the purchase process user experience. She is a wife to Tim, and dog mom to Tucker and Jamie. She’s known around town as a business owner, video gamer, and outdoors enthusiast.
Customer Success Specialist
Baylee is your go-to for all things customer service. With her laptop in tow, even as she travels around the US helping open new Chick-fil-As, she is quick to answer any questions that arise. Wife to Alex and dog mom to Millie and Piper, you can usually find her at a coffee shop, reading a book, or walking her pups.
From writing thousands of words per month to reading an average of 50 books per year, Shannon is all about the written word. She contributes to Church Fuel by writing blog posts, ebooks, and any other resources pastors and church leaders need. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, you can usually find her cooking, traveling, or in a bookstore.
Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND
Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Durham, NC
Co-pastor of The Source Church in Bradenton, FL
Lead Pastor at Together Church in Moncks Corner, SC
Founder of Thrive Coaching in New York City