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 Missions In Sierra Madre, CA

On Sunday Mike was given the opportunity to preach a message on missions at Foothills Neighborhood Church in Sierra Madre, CA. Pastor Jason Park and the congregation were very receptive to Mike’s message on missions. The youthful church was excited about Mike’s message. Mike talked about how Christ commands us to reach the lost and […]

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Mike Preaches In Murrieta

On Sunday Mike was given the privilege of preaching at Christ Presbyterian Church in Murrieta, CA. Mike preached a sermon from Titus 3:5. The sabbath day fell on the first day of advent. Mike focused his message on the beautiful relationship we have with Christ and showed how the beautiful mercy shown by Christ provides […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 97:5-6

“The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.” – Psalm 97:5-6 The use of the visual of mountains melting like wax seems odd but is not inconsistent in the OT. Both moving mountains (Is. 40:3-5; Zech. […]

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John Chau, The Sentinelese, And Jesus

North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern coast of India. The stone age Sentinelese people, whether they know it or not, are ruled by the Indian government. Little is known about the Sentinelese people, as they respond violently when anyone draws near to North Sentinel Island. Official and unofficial […]

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Cyber Monday Missions E-Book

It is Cyber Monday and that means it is time for an e-missions deal. Mike’s missions book, “The Beautiful Feet of Missions” is now available in Kindle format. It was important to put this book out in e-format for all of our missionary friends who do most, if not all, of their reading via e-books. […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 96:10

“Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.’” – Psalm 96:10 This passage was once used to assert the earth (and not the sun) is at the center of the universe. Instead, this verse contrasts the instability of life […]

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Join Mike For A Vision Trip To Japan

Have you considered serving Christ in Japan? If you our your church is looking to learn more about serving short-term or long-term this may be the thing for you. March 9-17, 2019 Mike will be leading a vision trip to explore the MTW ministries in Japan. The full-time mission team is one of MTW’s largest […]

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