Michael A. (M.A.) Hayward is a California native and a former United States Marine (1989-1995), a husband, and a father of two. Michael has served the church as a teacher, deacon, and youth leader prior to recognizing a call into vocational ministry in 2000. He enrolled at Gateway Seminary where he graduated in 2008. Michael was ordained in 2005 and has been serving Faith Community Church of Rohnert Park, California as lead pastor ever since.
Michael’s passion is to guide, teach, and empower the people of God so together we can exalt Christ, encourage the saints, and engage the world. As a pastor, speaker, and author Michael has been privileged to speak at retreats, conferences, and seminars as well as preach in a variety of churches throughout Northern California. He has written six books, The Economy of the Soul: Making World-Changing Investments Without Fear, How Jesus Saves, The Treasure of Heaven, The Journey IS the Destination (for homeschoolers), Baptism and Why We Do It, and Learning to Walk: Some First Steps for New Believers. He lives in Cotati, CA with his wife, kids, and small menagerie of animals.
You may visit Pastor Hayward’s church online at www.fccrp.org