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 – Psalm 96:1-3

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” – Psalm 96:1-3 This is a proclamation toward the praise of God. […]

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Mike Doing Missions Training In Spain

This past week Mike has been in Spain with all the MTW Team Leaders and ministry leaders from the MTW mission teams from Europe. This group of 40+ missionaries gathers together every other year for training and prayer. During the four-day gathering Mike made two presentations to help explain to the MTW missionaries how the […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 87:4-6

“Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush – ‘This one was born there,’ they say. And of Zion it shall be said, ‘This one and that one were born in her’; for the Most High himself will establish her. The Lord records as he registers the […]

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Missions IQ Test In Elk Grove, CA

Mike spent the weekend with Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. On Saturday Mike met with missions minded folks and leaders to perform a Missions IQ Test for the church. This is the seventh time Mike has performed a Missions IQ Test for a church. In this process Mike evaluates where a church […]

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Mike In Costa Rica

On Monday Mike returned from Costa Rica. Mike was in Costa Rica for five-days leading eight people on an MTW vision trip to learn more about the ministry there. The MTW missionaries serving in Honduras took the group to see their ministries in San Jose, Costa de Pajaros, La Montana, and Nicoya. The missionaries serving […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 83:18

“that they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.” – Psalm 83:18 This verse is not a call for a physical or governmental reign. The psalmist calls for a spiritual supremacy over the hearts of all people. The lost people groups in the world […]

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Mike Preaches Missions In Castro Valley

On Sunday Mike was privileged to preach at Indelible Grace Church in Castro Valley, CA. Mike preached a message on missions and encouraged the congregation to obey Scripture and reach out to the lost. After service Mike had lunch with the leadership of the church to discuss how this congregation could get more involved in […]

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