About Mike

Mike, 48, 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 two 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 two 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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Mike At Houston Lake In GA

On Sunday Mike spoke at Houston Lake Presbyterian Church in Kathleen, GA. Mike spoke during the adult Sunday school hour before church. In addition he made a missions presentation during service. Mike talked about our ministry in Equatorial Guinea and then shared about our new ministry creating the new MTW, West Coast Hub. After church Mike […]

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Maddy Back In Arkansas For College

This week Mike and Maddy spent three-days driving from Southern California to Arkansas so Maddy could start her fourth year at John Brown University. Mike and Maddy drove Maddy’s new (to her) truck the 1,500 miles. This was a much more casual pace than previous trips our family has driven cross country. It was a […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Deuteronomy 4:6-8

“Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the […]

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Erin At Grace In AL

On Sunday Erin spoke at Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL about our ministry in Equatorial Guinea and our new ministry starting the West Coast Hub. Grace has been involved in our ministry for over 10-years. Erin had a wonderful time giving the group a 40-minute breakdown of our time in Africa and our new work. […]

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Mike Starting The New Life

Mike arrived in Sacramento after 40-hours of travel from Equatorial Guinea. He was picked up at the airport by our daughter Maddy. Mike spent a couple of days with his sister and parents and then headed down to Southern California to spend time with his brother and other extended family. Mike and Maddy drove around […]

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Erin At Trinity In PA

This past weekend Erin spent time with Trinity Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, PA. On Saturday the church hosted an intimate gathering for talk and food. Numerous people attended to hear Erin talk about on missions work. On Sunday Erin spoke at Sunday school for 45 minutes. She spent 25 minutes recapping our work in Equatorial Guinea […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Numbers 18:24

“For the tithe of the people of Israel, which they present as a contribution to the Lord, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance. Therefore I have said of them that they shall have no inheritance among the people of Israel.” – Numbers 18:24 Fulltime ministers of the gospel serve us as they […]

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