About Mike

Mike, 48, grew up in rural, Northern California. 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 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). 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 Mission to the World (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.
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Clinic At The House Of Prayer

Erin recently hosted a medical clinic at Iglesia Casa de Oracion (the House of Prayer Church). Jose Juan Mitogo is one of Mike’s students at our seminary and he is a leader at the church. This clinic was designed to advance Jose’s ministry and show God’s mercy to the community surrounding the church. Erin and […]

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Hudson Taylor – Unwavering Reliance On God

Note: May 22nd is the 185th anniversary of the birth of Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor is best known as a nineteenth-century pioneering missionary to inland China. Born in Yorkshire, England, on 22 May 1832, Taylor became a Christian at seventeen after reading an evangelism tract. On September 19, 1853 Taylor left England for China. After […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Genesis 18:17-18

“The LORD said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?’” – Genesis 18:17-18 Abraham had a very special part to play in God’s plan to call the world’s […]

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Mike Talks Missions At Two Churches

On Sunday Mike spoke at Venture Christian Church in Murrieta, CA. Mike was given the opportunity to talk about our ministry during the Sunday school hour. Following Mike’s presentation he fielded some quality questions from the group. Several families and individuals agreed to join our team via prayer and financial support. On Tuesday evening Mike […]

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New Address To Mail Contributions

Our mission sending agency Mission to the World (MTW) is changing its mailing address on June 1, 2017. If you mail checks to support our ministry you should mail all future checks to: Mission to the World P.O. Box 744165 Atlanta, GA 30374-4165 Attn: #16129 Make sure you write “#16129” in the memo of the […]

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Mike Attends Discipleship Course At Fuller Seminary

On Friday Mike finished the in-classroom portion of a class at Fuller Theological Seminary. From Monday to Friday Mike, and six other students, attended the class “Discipleship in a Postmodern World.” This was Mike’s second class toward a degree in Fuller’s Doctor of Ministry program. Mike read 3,000 pages and wrote 35 pages before the class […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Genesis 17:4

“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.” – Genesis 17:4 This passage reiterates the covenant promise from the Lord when he called Abram out (Gen 12:2). God here affirms his plan to use Abram to launch a movement which will call God’s elect to himself. […]

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