“As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.” – Psalm 48:10 This psalm is a celebration of Zion being a unique city of God. It focuses on God raising up Zion to benefit the world. God’s reign brings joy to his […]
About MikeMike, 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.
On Monday Mike spent the day making phone calls and video calls from home. A dozen calls to pastors, one staff meeting, a couple of calls to potential missionaries, several calls back to the home office in Georgia, and one meeting our steering committee. These types of days are not sexy and exciting, but they […]
This past week Mike and our Assistant Director Anthony spent the week in Atlanta, GA attending the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)’s annual General Assembly. The time was spent connecting with PCA pastors from around the country and talk about missions and how we can serve their churches. There was lots of exciting movement in […]
“God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!” – Psalm 47:8-9 This is a psalm about God’s sovereign reign over all the earth. Every people […]
Last week Mike and Erin went on vacation, but we’re back in the saddle. We flew up to Seattle and spent some time with dear friends. From there we boarded a cruise to Alaska and Canada. This was our 26th wedding anniversary. We saw wales and icebergs and lots of beautiful sites. There was lots […]
On Thursday (May 31st), Mike and Erin are starting a 10-day vacation. We might post a few fun pictures of food and sights on our personal social media accounts, but we will not be posting on this location or our other ministry sites. June 6th is our 26th wedding anniversary and we are celebrating by […]
“He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.” – Psalm 47:3 This psalm, by the sons of Korah, celebrates God’s complete reign over all the earth. This is a manifest truth which covers the past, present, and future. God is the cause of victory over the people groups, not the great military of […]
Mike Pettengill: @mtwglobal representing at the Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) conference in Irvine, CA. With Dr. Lloyd Kim… https://t.co/sz4me97UXM
Mike Pettengill: Erin Pettengill talking on “Medical Missions as a Non-Physician” representing @mtwglobal at the Global Medical Miss… https://t.co/IZMZUZXvTX
Mike Pettengill: Sometimes mercy is a soft touch and sometimes mercy is a sledgehammer, but always mercy is that which comes from and glorifies Christ.
Mike Pettengill: “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” – Augustine