Formalities first: my name is Michael Flake. I was born in Memphis, TN. My favorite song is Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” My favorite book is Thomas Schmidt’s A Scandalous Beauty. I received a B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson College in 2006 and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt University in 2009. With these dual interests in mathematics and religion, I hope to answer the question posed by Los Lonely Boys: how far is heaven?
At Lake Forest, I have the privilege of leading everybody (and I mean everybody…children, teenagers, college students, and adults) more fully into the Mission of God or missio Dei. We, at LFC, will continue to support and encourage full-time missionaries of God’s reconciling love. We will continue to join God’s mission on short-term trips around the world: from Bluefield, WV to India. And we will continue and expand our local work so that we find ourselves living in long-term relationship with the most vulnerable people in Charlotte and North Mecklenburg.
I also have the privilege of leading Lake Forest Church – Davidson, where I preach weekly/weakly. I am thrilled to return to the home of my alma mater and to lead us in our mission of “loving people” there. You can be part of this new adventure by joining us at 9:30am or 11am on Sundays at Davidson Elementary School.