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.
Author Archive | Mike

Save The Date: Immigration And Refugee Training In Arizona

Save the date. On Saturday, October 13th we are partnering with Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church to put on a free one-day Immigration and Refugee training in Tucson, AZ. The training is designed to address the biblical perspective of how Christian disciples and churches should be responding to issues surrounding immigration and refugees. This is not […]

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Mike Training In Georgia

This past week Mike and Anthony were in Lawrenceville, GA with the home MTW office. We were gathering together with all the mobilizers and recruiters and other missionary trainers for three days. The group of 40 of us spent a day of team building, a day of prayer and a day training. Mike and Anthony […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 66:1-4

“Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name. […]

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Mike Studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thi past week Mike was in Berlin, Germany to attend a course called “Dietrich Bonhoeffer As Minister.” The course was designed to study the life, writings, and theology of the great World War II Christian martyr. The course was part of the leadership requirements for Mike’s doctoral degree at Fuller Seminary. Before the course the […]

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Videos From Witness Missions Conference

The highlight video and main session videos of our Witness: West Coast Missions Conference are available for you to share with your friends. You can watch the four-minute highlight video here… In addition you can watch the six full plenary sessions here: Joel Kim 1 of 3: Lance Lewis: Joel Kim 2 of 3: Dr. […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 65:5-8

“By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of […]

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Regular Meetings Via Video Conference

On Monday we hosted to regular meetings viz video conference (Zoom). Every two-weeks our staff gathers for a short one-hour video staff meeting to pray and update each other. Mike, Anthony, David, Zach got together. Next we gathered for our monthly steering committee meeting. This is a meeting of our advisors who gather to talk […]

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