Michael T. Holladay has been honored to know Jesus Christ as his personal savior since he was twelve years old. He has contributed in worship at SUMC since 2010, initially hired as a part time mentor to the worship leader and focused on helping him bring contemporary praise and worship to the traditional worship congregation. Mike now continues as a volunteer, supporting the music department by serving on the worship team in a shared lay leadership position.
Mike was born in Louisville, Ky, and started his musical career with formal piano lessons at the age of eight which continued through college as a performance major at University of Louisville School of Music. He transferred to East Coast Bible College in Charlotte, NC, studying music ministry, where he met his wife, Deleen. Mike and Deleen moved to Florida raised two daughters and twin boys. The next 22 years involved heavy involvement in lay ministry at several small and large churches in Florida where Mike served as musician and leader in choirs, bands, orchestras, media, lighting, sound, drama and church growth. Mike’s first full time position was as both youth and music minister in Vero Beach, Florida.
After 22 years in Florida, Mike’s family relocated to southern Indiana, bringing Mike back to the greater Louisville area where he grew up and where most of his family still remains. Mike is driven by excellence and believes that nothing is more important than gratitude expressed through lifestyle and worship.
His secular career has always been an expression of leadership training, business development and mentorship. Mike has a mandate of helping others to succeed reaching their dreams and finding their purpose in life and that every believer is intended to be an ambassador and extension of the Kingdom of God on earth, reflecting the light of Christ in every moment of everyday.
Bring your gratitude and worship and join with the entire worship team in celebrating the power for living a life worth living given by God to those who know Him. Everyone can experience the incredible blessing which comes from knowing God and making Him known!