Michael Drake is a member of Howick Baptist Church, and formerly an Elder of Bays Baptist Church in Auckland. He was born in Christchurch (Ngai Tahu), became a Christian in his teenage years in Hamilton, and trained as a teacher at Auckland Teachers College and Auckland University. Michael has worked in Christian education and church planting for much of his life, and his greatest passion is making Christ known and the Bible understood in a way that gives vitality to everything students do.
Michael is married to Priscilla and they have enjoyed nurturing four children into adulthood. In his free time, he takes lots of photos, does a bit of gardening and collects carnivorous plants.