Rev. Michael Byrd

Michael Byrd is the Associate Pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church at the Catasauqua campus.

Mike is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He served honorably for 24 years in the United States Marine Corps. His active duty led to much travel throughout the world and he has called many places from coast to coast home. He graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University (BS-Bible) and has completed the United Methodist Church Local Pastor Licensing program.

Before coming to Bethany, Mike served as the lay leader for Grace UMC in Telford, PA as well as an adult Bible study leader. He served as the lay leader for his command when deployed during his service in the United States Marine Corps and enjoyed leading the Youth Group at Trinity UMC in Yuma, Arizona when he was home. He even led them on a hike through the Grand Canyon where they could see first-hand the handiwork of God.

Mike is married to Cindy. They have 2 sons, Christopher and Corey, and a lovely daughter-in-law, Melissa. They also have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter by the name of Raelyn. Mike enjoys reading, hiking, playing golf, working out at the gym, watching football and baseball, and spending time with family.

Mike has a passion to share the message of hope through Christ Jesus to all.