Note: In many churches, June 29th commemorates the life of the Apostle Paul. Of the billions of God’s creatures to have lived, few have stories worth retelling. Even fewer have lived in a manner worthy of emulating. And, barely a handful can claim to have lived in such a way, it can be argued, they […]
About MikeMike, 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. From 2008 to 2016 Mike served as a fulltime missionary with MTW's church planting team in La Ceiba, Honduras. Mike launched that ministry and served as the Team Leader most of his time in Honduras. Mike and his wife currently live in Central Africa where they launched yet another new missions ministry for MTW in Equatorial Guinea.
“For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would […]
About a month ago all the taxi drivers in the country went on strike to protest low rate ceilings and unequal government enforcement of taxi permitting. The government responded buy canceling all taxi permits, and requiring everyone who wanted to drive a taxi to repaint their cars with a new paint scheme and to apply […]
On Wednesday our short-term medical team from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL hosted their third medical clinic. The clinic was held at the church Iglesia Fuente de Vida. This church is pastored by Santiago Hgomo Edu, who is a professor in our seminary’s lower level program and a student in our master’s program. Dr. […]
“‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” […]
On Monday our visiting short-term mission team helped host a free medical clinic in the church Iglesia Fuente de Vida. Pastor Modesto Engonga Ondo is the pastor of this church and is a professor at our seminary. The mission team from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL helped us treat 70 patients. Dr. Debbie and Erin […]
Our first ever short-term mission team has arrived in Equatorial Guinea. The team is from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL. Grace has been a supporter of your ministry since the beginning and have been amazing friends of ours for over a decade. They arrived late Saturday night. One of their suitcases didn’t make it […]
Mike Pettengill: “The more saturated your heart gets with grace the more preoccupied you'll become with missions.” - Jack Miller
Mike Pettengill: New Blog Post: "The Apostle Paul, Christ’s Missionary" The great servant of Christ continues to glorify the Lord. https://t.co/yEcNg0Ouq5
Mike Pettengill: In order to disciple new believers we must first go, in order to go we must first be obedient.
Mike Pettengill: “Whenever a Church keeps back Christ crucified, or puts anything in that place, from that moment a Church ceases to be useful.” - J.C. Ryle