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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Missiology Through Scripture – Job 31:15-22

“Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb? ‘If I have withheld anything that the poor desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it (for from […]

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Mike And Erin At Church In Roseville

On Saturday Mike and Erin met with the Missions Committee of Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville, CA. We shared a meal and then sat down with them for a Missions IQ Test (MIT). An MIT where we meet with the leadership of a church. We discuss their current missions efforts and determine how the […]

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Mike At Azusa Pacific University

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week Mike was at Azusa Pacific University(APU) for the annual Missionaries on the Walk event. APU is a Christian university north of Los Angeles. The Missionaries on the Walk event at APU is a chance for missions organizations to come on campus and talk to students who are interested […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Esther 8:16-17

“The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor. And in every province and in every city, wherever the king’s command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews […]

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Mike Preaching In Danville

On Sunday Mike preached the morning message at Danville Presbyterian Church near San Francisco, CA. Mike gave a brief children’s sermon to the kids on the Holly Spirit. He then preached a message on missions. Mike talked about our ministry from the pulpit and also had lots of great individual conversations after service. It was […]

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Hosting Dr. And Mrs. Nakah For A Few Days

Dr. Victor Nakah and his wife Nosizo from Zimbabwe stayed in our apartment for a few days. Dr. Nakah is the new Director of Sub-Saharan Africa for MTW. Mike and Erin hosted the Nakah’s as they were in California to raise support for their new ministry. On Monday Mike took the Nakahs to New Life […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Nehemiah 2:5

“And I said to the king, ‘If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ graves, that I may rebuild it.’” – Nehemiah 2:5 Scripture is very clear that disciples of Christ receive power from the Holy […]

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