The Whitford family is originally from California. Michael was born in Southern California, just outside of Los Angeles. After Growing up in So. Cal., he graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California with a degree in History/Political Science with minors in Religion and Biology. Shortly after interning and serving in the US Senate as a Public Relations Specialist in Washington, DC, Michael entered into full-time ministry in the year 2000 and has been serving the Lord in youth ministry and various other ministry capacities since then. Recent posts include here at National Community Church as the Capitol Hill Campus Pastor and most recently as the Youth & Young Adults Pastor at Peoples Church in Fresno, CA. In May of 2013, after 13 years of full time pastoring, Michael’s calling into ministry was affirmed in his formal Ordination with the Assemblies of God. Michael and Robin and their 3 children are excited about returning to Washington, DC to serve with National Community Church once again.