Pastor Michael & Jodi "Lady J" Outland, Jr.
Michael is the founding and senior pastor of Hope Christian Center. He has been described as a charismatic preacher, visionary, and provocative thinker who has served in a multitude of ministry roles in various organizations. As Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Chaplain of the Sam Houston High School Football Team and Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Center. Michael has been used by God to lead people in a new relationship with God. His messages impact generations through various outreaches.
His ministerial journey began in July 1993. After accepting his calling, Pastor Michael was called to serve as Youth Pastor of Greater Christian Tabernacle Holiness Church in Waco, TX. GCTC proved to be the needed training ground and provided him the knowledge to, after two years, receive his ordination and a promotion to Assistant Pastor. Michael also had the privilege to serve on the Ministerial Staff at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and as Youth Pastor at the First Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX until he chose to follow God and found Hope Christian Center in June of 2013.
In his strides toward education, Michael received his Bachelors of Science Degree from The University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
Even with his many obligations, Michael holds his role as a family man as the highest treasure. He was able to marry his best friend Jodi and has been entrusted by God to father three wonderful children Michael III, Trenton, and Trinity. He credits his spiritual foundation to his parents and is proud that his earthly father is also his father in the ministry.