michael neale
Lead Worship Pastor, Prestonwood

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As a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, National Best-Selling author and veteran worship leader and speaker, Michael is influencing a generation of worshipers and creators in the local church. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Rebecca St. James, Kutless, Anthony Evans, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and Shane & Shane to name a few.

His books include National Best-Selling The River, its sequel Into the Canyon, and the devotional Your Great Name, based on his song by the same title.

Michael serves as the lead worship pastor of the 40,000+ member Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX while leading and speaking at conferences around the country. Recently he led Prestonwood Worship in the release of the LIVE worship CD/DVD Songs of the People with Michael W. Smith and Paul Baloche as well as Horizon featuring the 450+ voice Prestonwood Choir. He and his wife Leah, along with their three children Micah, Maisie and Wyatt love doing life and ministry in Texas.


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