Bishop Michael D. Spires accepted Christ at an early age, which led to his preaching at the age of 17. Recognized as a true servant of the Lord, Bishop Spires accepted the awesome responsibility as Pastor of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse, Inc. in 1972.  With Godís divine intervention, a congregation of 15 members is now well over 1000. Having the heart of a true pastor, teacher, evangelist and missionary, Bishop Spires has been proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ internationally for over 40 years.

In 1992, he was set into the office of Bishop. As Bishop, he has established Lighthouse International Ministries. Currently, more than 20 ministers have affiliated their ministries with Lighthouse International Ministries, Inc.

Bishop Michael D. Spires has been married to Pastor Doris Spires for 48 years and is the father of two daughters, Sheri and Robyn.  He is also the proud Grandfather of 4 wonderful grandchildren.