Pastor Kelly is a native of Pensacola Fl. He accepted Christ at the age of twelve. He is married to Jennifer, who is also a native of Pensacola and also accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of twelve. God has blessed them with three children, Trea (Michael III), Jasmin and Sydni. God has gifted Michael in the area of preaching, teaching and discipleship and has blessed Jennifer in the area of singing and women’s ministry.
Jennifer also has a passion for the unborn. She has volunteered at the women’s pregnancy centers in Columbus Georgia as well as Syracuse NY for over the past six years.
Pastor Kelly accepted the call to full time ministry in 2003. He knew that God was leading him in the ministry of planting churches. He went on to attend Atlanta Baptist College and afterwards moved down to South Georgia where God used him to plant two churches.
In 2014 he was called to be the pastor of a church in upstate NY. While pastoring there, the Lord used Him in the role of a Titus, For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting.Tit 1:5
In August 2018 Grace Bible Baptist Church unanimously voted for Michael Kelly to become their next pastor and he accepted, realizing that it was God’s will to call him back to the church where he is a charter member. He is excited to be pastoring in his hometown and is looking forward as to how God will use him and his church family to do great and mighty things for the cause of Christ.
He still has a heart for church planting and will continue to assist and train others in the area of planting churches to effectively reach the unreached. His heart’s desire is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.