Michael Gantt started out as a gospel singer in his teens, began preaching at 14 and in the course of the past 50 years he and his wife Barbara have raised up a large, vibrant family of musicians, singers, and preachers. He preached from the same pulpit for almost 38 years before turning over the leadership of the church to his oldest son.
Though Michael remains active in the local church, assisting his son wherever needed, he also maintains an active missionary ministry in East Africa as he has for over three decades, doing leadership training, church planting, and an exciting ministry to the Deaf through the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf.
Michael travels extensively throughout the United States, as a guest preacher at churches of all denominations, a conference speaker in family life conferences, mission conferences and writers conferences. He is a regular faculty member with the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and the Colorado Christian Writers Conferences both as a Keynote speaker and workshop leader.
Michael is the author of five books to date. EDDIE, is a humorous record of a family vacation filled with strong, easily applicable truths woven throughout the hilarious adventures with Michael and his wife, Barbara and their antique motor home. Still one of his most popular books. MAKUTANO is a chronicle of stories gathered from three decades of missionary work in East Africa and other places.
Filled with humor, adventure, danger, and great spiritual truth, MAKUTANO is a must read for mission minded folks. In November of 2018, Logos Publications released Michael’s book, CRY MERCY. Cry Mercy is a watchman on the wall volume; a warning to the nation that judgment is imminent if we do not turn back to God. In May 2019, Michael released a sequel to CRY MERCY. CRY REPENT is a blunt appeal to the Body of Christ to return to the preaching of confession and repentance as a critical part of the gospel message. Michael Gantt also has co-authored a valuable resource for writers who are struggling to gain, or maintain their vision. He and Barbara Haley worked together to publish SLEEPING NEAR THE ARK, Writing with a Fresh Vision in 2019. All of Michael’s books are available on Amazon.com (in paperback and ebook format) and on this site here