Michael Neale

Award-Winning Songwriter, Worship Leader & Speaker, Best-Selling Author


As a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, National Best-Selling author and veteran worship leader and speaker, Michael is influencing a generation of worshipers and creators in the local church.  His mission is Helping people experience God through songs and stories.  His songs have been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Rebecca St. James, Kutless, Anthony Evans, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and Shane & Shane to name a few.

He is author of the National Best-Selling The River, its sequel Into the Canyon, and the devotional Your Great Name, based on his song by the same title.

 Michael serves as the lead worship pastor of Prestonwood Church in Plano, TX while leading and speaking at conferences around the country. He and his wife Leah, along with their three children Micah, Maisie and Wyatt love doing life and ministry in Texas.


“No one helps me connect with God like Michael Neale.”

John C. Maxwell – Founder of EQUIP & The John C. Maxwell Company


Written by Michael Neale & recorded by various artists

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The Way of Worship

A practical, hands-on guide for college or seminary students, worship leaders, pastors, and youth pastors seeking to better equip themselves as worshipers and as worship leaders.

Into the Canyon

So much more than an allegory, this story will challenge readers to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live a life for the things that really matter.

The River

In this compelling story, Gabriel learns that letting go of the past means giving himself totally to The River-heart, soul, and mind.

Your Great Name

Based on “Your Great Name,” the powerful and popular song written by Michael Neale, this book explores what God is like, name by name.


(615) 507-1500
2550 Meridian Blvd #350
Franklin, TN 37067

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