Michael C. Catt
“Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them!” Michael Catt has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations.
Movies . . . Music!
An “out of the box” church outreach was birthed with a conversation between Michael and Alex Kendrick on a back lot tour of Disney World. Michael’s goal is to change the world from Albany, Georgia. While that may seem like a radical, even ridiculous, statement from a pastor in Southwest Georgia, it has, in fact, become a reality through Sherwood Pictures. Michael has served as the Executive Producer of movies Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and several music and video projects. The wait is over! The next movie is “Courageous!”
Web . . . Books!
Michael is the editor of www.2ProphetU.com, a resource website developed with Warren Wiersbe designed to encourage pastors and lay leaders. Because of his heart for pastors and churches, he is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. He is also the author of six books, including the best selling Fireproof Your Life and Prepare for Rain. Fireproof Your Life was the fastest selling book in the history of CLC Publications.
Michael served as the President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, representing over 42,000 churches. He has spoken at conferences, colleges, seminaries, rallies, camps, NBA and college chapel services, as well as The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. He was also honored to be the sole Southern Baptist representative at a small group meeting with President George W. Bush in the oval office in 2002.
Michael has served the Southern Baptist Convention as an IMB Trustee, President of the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Preaching Conference and as Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He is currently a Regent at the University of Mobile. He has served as a Life Coach for other ministers under John Maxwell’s ministry. He is the recipient of The Martin Luther King Award, The MLK Unity Award and a Georgia Senate Resolution in recognition of his work in the community and in racial reconciliation.
“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5
Stephen Kendrick and Michael Catt, the guys behind the hit film Facing the Giants, introduce the new movie, Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron with The 700 Club. The Christian Broadcasting Network.