Michael comes to us from Kingston, TN where he served as the Youth Minister for the Kingston Church of Christ for almost 7 years.
Michael married his wife Kate in 2012 and they welcomed their first child, John Michael, in June of 2017. Since moving to Shelbyville, they have welcomed their second child, James, in May of 2021. The Rector family loves living in Shelbyville and working with their new church family. Michael enjoys sports, boating, coaching, video gaming, watching movies, reading, and taking on minor home improvement and building projects. Nothing excites him more though, than seeing young people give their lives to Christ and grow in their faith. Michael and Kate enjoy spending time with all the teens at Fairlane and are continually striving to be more like Jesus every day.
Prior to their work with Fairlane and Kingston, Michael graduated from Lipscomb University in 2010 and worked with many churches during his time there as an intern including: Campus View Church of Christ in Athens, GA; College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon, TN; Madison Church of Christ in Madison, TN; and Church of Christ at Cedar Lane in Tullahoma, TN. Kate graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2011 and worked in the Social Work field with Head Start while living in Kingston. Kate currently works with Head Start of Bedford County.
Fairlane is excited to have Michael and Kate serving with them in the Shelbyville area and they look forward to watching their boys grow. If you don’t have a church family, Michael would like to extend the invitation for you to come and join he and his family at Fairlane. Look for him, sit with them, and get to know a group of welcoming, friendly, and loving people who call Fairlane home.