Robert Henry McMichael, III, is a fifth generation Atlantan. A product of the Atlanta Public Schools, Robert is a 1999 graduate of Morehouse College and a 2009 graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
Robert has distinguished himself as a writer, lecturer, vocalist, and organist. He has served in numerous capacities in churches throughout the Atlanta area. As Organist, he has served at the Mallelieu United Methodist Church, East Point, Georgia, (now East Point First Mallelieu UMC) and at the Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church, his home church. He has 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 currently serves the Mt. Bethel/St. Philip United Methodist Church in Marietta as Worship Leader. As a baritone soloist, Robert has been featured at many recitals and concerts. One of his proudest moments was when he was chosen to be a part of the chorus that performed Brahms’s Nanie at the Woodruff Arts Center under the direction of the late Robert Shaw. In July of 2001, he co-chaired a delegation that traveled to the Ivory Coast of West Africa to take the Gospel message in song and to begin discussions on how the then “Methodist Church of Cote’Ivoire” and the United Methodist Church could merge. Within two years of the initial conference, the Methodist Church of Cote’Ivoire became a part of the United Methodist Church. Robert is also a Realtor with Coldwell Banker® – Cascade Realty.
Robert believes that it is his calling to “Spread the Liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ through word and song.” It is this calling that has sparked Robert to begin writing his first publication With My Whole Heart: Worship as a Lifestyle. Robert believes that worship should be more than a once a week event, however; it should be the lifeline upon which Christians thrive.
Robert is an active member of several community and civic organizations: the NAACP, the Boys and Girls Club of America, the American Guild of Organists, the Hampton University Choir Director’s/Organist Guild, and the National Academy of Religion. Robert enjoys water sports, reading, writing, and especially cooking. He is the son of former US Marshal Robert and Kathye McMichael.
Robert has adopted as his life’s theme, “Love, The More Excellent Way!”