Michael Rivers is the founding director of PMGS, currently in its thirteenth season. He is a husband, father, musician, contractor and a decent cook who loves to watch people gathering around good food. He has been to Mexico to build houses with his youth group, has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and actively directs the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers in his hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.
As founding director of PMGS, Michael remembers when the group was nothing more than a few singers regularly gathering around a piano to sing spirituals after the evening service at Holy Trinity. But with time, the Lord’s blessing and countless gifts given by singers, their wives and the community at large, PMGS has grown into a ministry that blesses listeners across the Olympic Peninsula.
As a performing musician, Michael has three solo recordings, six Gospel Choir CDs and countless concerts, gigs and church services on his resume.
Married for 28 years, Michael and his wife currently reside in Port Angeles, WA where they are still raising the younger two of their four children. Michael leads worship at a local church, directs the Gospel Choir, teaches voice, performs solo concerts and occasionally completes a residential carpentry project.