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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Mike Preaches At Two Churches On Sunday

On Sunday Mike was given the privilege of preaching a message of missions at two different churches. Sunday morning he preached at Ridge Presbyterian in Paradise, CA, and in the evening he preached at Vespers in Chico, CA. At Ridge Mike preached on reaching your neighbors and the world with the gospel of Christ. At […]

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Debriefing Returning Missionaries

On Friday Mike met with an MTW missionary who spent two years serving in Thailand. David Ta recently returned to the US after completing his term. The two of them spent the day talking about missions service and the emotions surrounding leaving your host country and returning to the US. For seven hours the two […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 19:1-4

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the […]

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Mike Preaches Missions In Washington

This past weekend Mike and Erin were at Northview Community Church in Mill Creek, WA, north of Seattle. Mike was given the opportunity to preach both morning services and to share about our missions ministry with the congregation. Northview hosted a lunch for church staff and missions minded folks after church and we were given the […]

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Expanding Evangelism In Missions

This past week we sent Anthony English, our new Assistant Director, to New Mexico to be certified as an instructor for Evangelism Explosion (EE). Anthony already has a great heart and great experience with evangelism. Be certified as an EE instructor will help Anthony be more proficient in training others to share the gospel with […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 18:49

“For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name.” – Psalm 18:49 This royal psalm of David focuses on how the Davidic rule of Israel is proof of God’s love for his elect. This psalm is nearly identical to the text in 2 Samuel 22. This verse, at […]

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Korean Northwest Presbytery

On Tuesday Mike was in Sacramento to attend the Korean Northwest Presbytery. This meeting had pastors and leaders from over 15 Korean PCA churches. Mike was given the opportunity to speak in front of the gathering. He shared about the MTW West Coast office, our ministry and the upcoming Witness: West Coast Missions Conference. During […]

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