About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.
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Erin Talking Missions At Women’s Retreat

On Saturday Erin was the guest speaker at the annual women’s luncheon for 50 women from Christ Presbyterian Church. Erin was asked to speak on missions and outreach to the group. Erin spoke from Scripture, but used personal experiences of life on the mission field. Erin truly enjoys the opportunity to share about missions and […]

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The Gospel Coalition’s West Coast Conference

The past week The Gospel Coalition held their first ever West Coast Conference and our MTW West Coast team was there. Nearly two-thousand people attended the event and we had a booth there. Mike, David, and Anthony all put time into the event trying to help reformed Christians to get more involved in missions. There […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 77:14

“You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.” – Psalm 77:14 Our God is a wonderous God who acts outside of science and time. His miracles are beyond our comprehension and explanation. His creation is not capable of describing the Creator or his works. Yet, he is […]

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Refugee Training In Arizona

On Saturday Mike, and our teammate David, hosted a Immigration and Refugee training at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. We brought in two very qualified speakers: Dr. Kay Burklin who works with refugees for MTW in Europe, and Alli Hazrati who lived and ministered to Iranian refugees in Turkey. Nearly 40 people attended […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 73:28

“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” – Psalm 73:28 This is one of the twelve Psalms of Asaph. It is a wisdom psalm where the author extols the benefits of following God. Certainly, it is […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 72:17

“May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!” – Psalm 72:17 This verse references back to the promise to Abraham (Gen 12:2-3). Here the psalmist is referring to a specific offspring enduring forever. It is the foretold Messiah whose […]

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Mike’s New Missions Book Has Been Published

Mike has written a missions book perfect for congregants, pastors, and seminary students. The Beautiful Feet Of Missions: An Overview Of Modern Missions Thought has been published and is now available for purchase. Whether the reader is a novice to missions or a seasoned world-wide warrior this missions primer is perfect to help advance your […]

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