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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Erin In The Hospital For Two-Days

Saturday morning Erin went to the emergency room with a rapid onset of a strange numbness and swelling in her face. The ER couldn’t figure out what it was so they admitted her to the hospital. Following a few tests and consultations the doctors came to the conclusion that Erin was allergic to a prescription […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Judges 2:20-23

“So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said, ‘Because this people have transgressed my covenant that I commanded their fathers and have not obeyed my voice, I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died, in order to test Israel by […]

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Preaching At Aliso Creek Church

On Sunday Mike preached at Aliso Creek Church in Aliso Viejo, CA. Mike talked about our work mentoring new missionaries. He then preached on missions and administered the benediction at the end of service. After church Mike taught Sunday school to the adults and youth. Mike taught on the sovereignty of God and the book […]

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Speaking At Westminster Seminary

Earlier this week Mike was given the opportunity to address a group of seminary students at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA. Mike talked to 15 students about missions. Mike talked about missions in general, and then addressed how the West Coast Hub will work with each of them in preparing to make missions a […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Joshua 4:23-24

“For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is […]

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Preaching At Soaring Oaks Presbyterian

On Sunday Mike preached at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike preached on how Christ’s sacrifice has given God’s elect freedom they need to obey God’s command to reach the nations. Before the sermon, Erin gave a brief update on our work in Africa and on our new ministry to train and mentor […]

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Two Presbytery Meetings And A Church Visit

At the end of last week Mike and Erin traversed California discussing missions with lots of pastors and church leaders. On Wednesday Mike and Erin drove to Bakersfield to speak at the Pacific Presbytery meeting about the West Coast Hub. At the meeting they explained how the ministry of the Hub was focused on helping […]

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