Michael English with The Nelons and Jeff Stice at the Blue Gate
Most people aspire to normalcy and arrive at complacency.
Most people reach comfortable and, for better or worse, decide to stay. Michael English isn’t most people. In a culture that would rather turn a blind eye instead of pursuing something more…something different…Michael stands among the few who intentionally and passionately pursue change from the inside out. Not behavior modification…not a step-by-step program to self-improvement…but an active, daily encounter with our endlessly creative Savior. Encounters that don’t let you settle…Encounters that bring you face to face with the One who knows the innermost workings of the heart He created inside and gently, firmly, molds, shapes, leads and guides that very heart until it is more and more like His.
This is where Michael English is living.
Like everyone else, Michael has traversed his fair share of valleys. While at a precipice of his musical success, life showed up in ways that forced Michael to step back, regroup and rediscover what it means to be truly dependent on Christ. Transparent about his own mistakes and struggles along the way, Michael can now authentically meet them at the intersection of grace and shame…as a living testimony of God’s promises to work all things for good.
Today, Michael is singing with a wisdom that only life, trial and honesty can lend. It’s that same honesty and vulnerability that has allowed Michael to identify with, pray for and connect with people around the world who are struggling, who are flailing, who are…people.
As enigmatic and soul-stirring as ever, Michael is proof positive that yes, for better or worse, some people do change; but the gifting from the one who sings His own melody of salvation, when committed into the hands of the Giver only get better and better as the years go by.