Dr. Michael Collingwood is the founder and pastor of Bible Believers Baptist Church. It wasn't until after serving in the Army in Viet Nam, getting married and starting a family that he was saved by God's wonderful grace.  A few years later he was called to preach and at thirty years of age enrolled in Massillon Baptist College earning his Bachelor of Divinity Degree. Upon graduation in 1982 he founded the church which he still pastors thirty two years later. While pastoring he also earned his Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Slidell Baptist Seminary.

Dr. Michael K. Collingwood

His wife Kathy has faithfully served by his side leading the women's ministries and being involved in many aspects of the church. They have two children and seven grandchildren which are a joy to their hearts.

He has served on the Board of Directors for Word for the World Bapitst Ministries for over twenty years and loves being involved it the work of missions.