Michael Adler has served the local church as a Worship Pastor for all of his adult life. After 22 years of leading the Worship Arts Ministry at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, he is now the Dean of the Worship Division of the Strength to Stand Institute with the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association. This “trade school” of sorts is dedicated to equipping with practical, sustainable and Biblical tools those called to ministry in the local church. With professional credits including TRUTH, Promise Keepers, the Billy Graham Association, LIFEWAY, he is also a published composer, arranger and clinician. Michael has served in an advisory capacity and guest teacher for several Christian universities and seminaries in the areas of worship leadership and the local church, and regularly coaches worship leaders and teams in practical tools for effective and long term ministry.
Outside of the promise of eternal life, Michael considers his greatest gift to be his wife, Linda, a
professional vocal coach whom he met while recording daily television shows and specials with the Oral Roberts television ministry in the 80s. Together they have four sons and a growing list of wonderful daughters in law and live on 8 gorgeous acres just outside of Birmingham. There they own and operate their premiere wedding venue, The Barn at Shady Lane.