Michael is married to Cindy, and they have 3 daughters, Kailyn, Eliza, and Zephy. He was born in Singapore and grew up in England and Malaysia. Soon after graduating from college, he was involved in church planting for 17 years, planting 6 churches in different parts of Malaysia. He moved to the United States to study at Fuller Seminary, where he and Cindy met. They began meeting with a small group of young college grads in apartments, which later became Vision Christian Fellowship.
His call to the States is based on , “but the people who know their God shall display strength and do exploits”. Both Michael and Cindy are actively involved in training leaders and lead The Connexion, a missions fellowship that trains emerging leaders of church and missional organizations.