In 1990 as a Gospel Fellowship Association church planter, Michael and his wife Sheri established Faith Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 2000 he completed a doctor of ministry degree with a dissertation dealing with the mission of the local church. While serving as senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Michael started a daughter church, served on two church-planting mission boards, visited many mission fields, published a book, and trained national pastors in the U.S., Brazil, and Asia.
From August, 2011 to January, 2019, Michael served as Director of Church Planting & Development at GFA. In January 2019, Michael was called to serve as Pastor of Summit View Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, and prepare them for their next pastor.
Michael and Sheri are still available to conduct local church Bible conferences on topics such as the family, finances, the will of God, the local church, and missions. Sheri adds the unique ministry of piano and vocal music as well as practical Bible studies for the women. Michael also travels four times a year to Asia to minister and train national church leaders.
The Lord has blessed the Privetts with three adult children: Joshua, Joy, and Jenna.
Sheri graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in music education as well as the College of William and Mary with a master’s degree in elementary education. She uses her love of music to train adults and young people to use their musical gifts for God’s glory. She home-educated her children for 19 years and taught God’s Word to teens and ladies all over the world. Sheri continues to regularly minister musically and speak in ladies’ meetings and retreats.
After years of observation, I have concluded that so many local churches function without regard to their God-given, biblical mission and objectives because of their unclear mission, their unbiblical targets, or their unbalanced objectives…