Senior Pastor Tony Karnes

A native of Honolulu, Tony became a Christian in 1994 and has been a part of the Michael Memorial family ever since. In 2000, Tony was ordained into the ministry and joined our staff as Youth Pastor. Then, in 2005, the church called him as Associate Pastor, and in April 2011 he became our Senior Pastor. Tony considers it a "great privilege" to pastor the only church he has ever been a member of. He and his wife, Lisa, have enjoyed the blessing of raising their four children, Kayla, Colton, Cameron, and Kaylie in the MMBC family. 

Associate Pastor Bryan Yates

Bryan was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and became a Christian in 2001 while attending Michael Memorial Baptist Church. Bryan began serving in the Youth Ministry here in 2003, leading small group Bible studies, teaching Sunday School, and preaching on an interim basis. Bryan served as a local firefighter for 14 years before he answered the call to full time ministry in January 2012. At that time, he was ordained as Youth Pastor for No Posers Student Ministry here at Michael Memorial. He has been married to Suzanne since 1994. Suzanne is a local school teacher and they have two children, Bryan (Goose) and Savannah.

Pastor of Disciple-Making Matt Davis

Matt became a follower of Jesus in 1998 and began serving in many capacities within church ministry. He has served as a student pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor in previous churches. He received his Bachelor of Religion degree from Liberty University and completed his Masters of Church Ministries and his Master of Divinity in Theology at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Melanie since 2002 and they have two children, Natalie and Noah.

Youth Pastor Chandler Key

Studied at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary - Studied at Mississippi College