Rev. Michael L. Eley, Jr., M.Div.
Michael Eley, Jr. is called for his generation. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of seven. In 2013, he was inducted into the Academy of Preachers. He preached his initial sermon and was licensed into the gospel ministry in June 2015 at Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Michael is a Spring 2018 honors graduate of Hampton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. In the spring of 2021, Michael graduated from Wake Forest University School of Divinity, earning the Master of Divinity and a certificate in Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership. Michael was ordained into the Gospel ministry in June of 2022.
Michael is a career technical educator in the Wake County Public School System. He serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Young Preachers Network of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc., and is President of the Youth Auxiliary of the Wake Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. He currently serves as the Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC, under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Dr. Enoch E. Holloway, Sr.