Dr. Micheal S. Pardue, Sr. and his wife of fourteen years, Rachel, have four sons, Elijah, Jason, Kyle, and Micheal, Jr. and three daughters, Kristen, Addelyen and Lilyanna. Micheal is native of Taylorsville, NC where he grew up at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. He was baptized in 1995 and answered the call in to vocational ministry at 13.
Micheal is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Icard, where he has served since February 2013. He has previously served in ministry positions in churches in Ellenboro, Bostic, Shelby, Kings Mountain and Taylorsville, NC during his fourteen years of ministry.
Micheal holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, a Master of Christian Ministry from the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School at North Greenville University in Greer, SC. and a Doctorate of Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Pardue has had the privilege of speaking in more than thirty churches across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. In November of 2009, he was elected Vice-President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Pastor’s Conference and to the BSCNC Board of Directors in 2010. In 2013 was elected to the Board’s Executive Committee. On November 11, 2013, he was elected President of the North Carolina Pastors’ Conference for 2015. He is currently finishing a 2017-2018 term as the moderator of the Catawba Valley Baptist Association. November 6, 2018, he was elected First Vice President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.