Welcome to Superman's Crystals. I am so glad you stopped by. It is my hope that you will find help, stimulation, encouragement and inspiration here. The idea behind Superman's Crystals came from a time of meditation I had 6 years ago. I was thinking about my future and what I might be able to leave my children once I had died. I realized that the most valuable thing I could leave them was wisdom! This website is their inheritance. If I can be totally honest the reality was I wasn’t going to be able to leave them much money anyways. My hope is that long after I’m gone my children and grandchildren will find wisdom here. Enjoy!
Author of 100 Meditations, An Everyday Book for Everyday People, a native to the L.A. area, Michael was born in 1968, the youngest of 8 children. At 9 years old, his mother’s job moved him from the San Fernando Valley to the affluent Malibu hills. He graduated from crossroads High school in Santa Monica; class of 1986. He briefly attended UCLA before God reached into his heart and changed his life forever. He then transferred to The Master’s College where he earned a BA in Political Science, with an emphasis in philosophy in 1991. In 1997, he also earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary.
Michael pastored Free Grace Church in the Antelope Valley, CA from 1997-2008. In 1999, Michael felt a tremendous burden for the sanctity of human life, and subsequently became the co-founder and president of Care Net Women’s Resource Center of North County from 1999-2008. He served on staff of Cornerstone Bible Church, Ridgecrest, CA as church planting and missions pastor 2008-2009.
In 2006, Michael also launched Innovative Consulting, a non-profit consulting business for the Antelope Valley’s underserved community. In 2009, Michael knew God was calling him to Baltimore, MD where he planted Freedom Church. This was fueled by his passion to pastor in an urban city with racial diversity, and to also pour especially into the lives of African American men.
Since landing in Baltimore, Michael continues to serve as Lead Pastor of Freedom Church. Recent accomplishments include Enneagram Certification, coaching numerous leaders though out the US, speaking at conferences, retreats, weddings, funerals, and also serving on the board of Sojourn Network. Michael has been married for 20 years to Dani and has 5 children; Claudia, Tabitha, Nehemiah, Keturah, and Ezra.
Michael’s favorite pastimes include dating his wife, being a ‘sugar daddy’ to his kids, golf, cycling, keeping The Hershey Company and AT&T in business, and looking for any reason to bless those around him. (Written by Dani J )