Remembering Robert McMichael III


Robert H. McMichael III was the worship leader at the Western North Carolina Annual Conference in June 2017.  He was scheduled to return for the 2018 Conference at Lake Junaluska.

We were saddened to learn of his death on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

He was a celebrated musician and worship leader across the United Methodist connection and lead worship in a number of conference gatherings over the years. 
He served in numerous capacities in churches throughout the Atlanta area. As organist, he served at the Mallelieu United Methodist Church, East Point, GA, (now East Point First Mallelieu UMC) and at the Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church, his home church.

He served the Cascade United Methodist Church as Director of the Women's Chorus and Praise and Worship Leader. He also served the Historic Central Ministries United Methodist Church where he served as Minister of Music, Worship and the Arts. He served the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta as Worship Leader/Ministerial Assistant.

As a preacher/teacher, Robert has preached many revivals and special worship services. He has led many Bible studies both at Mt. Bethel and in the community.
Please join us in prayer for his family, friends and colleagues..

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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