Mike began his journey working as a youth minister for Young Life and as Pastor of Spiritual Growth for a church plant in Memphis TN, Hope Church. In 1998, Mike helped kick-start LFC with the original group of 42 at a skating rink where he preached under a disco ball. Since that day, he has helped LFC grow to a church of over 2,000 people known for their mission activity in the community and around the world, while maintaining their singular focus on following Jesus.
Mike has been married to his wife Angie, a published writer (check out her first novel “Flying Home”) since 1988. Together they have two adult sons, Dylan and Austin. Mike enjoys anything fun his boys are into including, surfing, skiing, tennis, reading historical fiction, sci-fi, theology and leadership novels and international, cultural travel. His most recent travels include circumnavigating Turkey in a rental car with his wife, and over the last ten years have included adventures to Nepal with a hike on the Mt. Everest Trail, mountain biking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia as a stress counselor for an international team of elite marathoners and following the missionary journeys of St. Paul through Greece and Turkey.
Children’s Impact Network: Bolivia Life Center, Cochabamba and Bolivia
Founded and led by John Hernandez, CIN ministers to vulnerable children in Miami, Cuba, Bolivia and Colombia. Lake Forest Church partners with CIN’s two orphanages, which serve homeless street children in Cochabamba, Bolivia and Peña Blanca, Honduras.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary: Advisory Board – Charlotte Campus
GCTS was co-founded by Billy Graham, and is an inter-denominational Protestant seminary with several campuses. Because Mike values Christian ministers and pastors being well-educated biblically and theologically, ‘Dr. Moses’ teaches a class at the seminary titled ‘Church Planting and Growth.’
Evangelical Presbyterian Church: Church Multiplication
Mike serves on our denomination’s Church Multiplication Task Force, with the goal of the EPC growing into a movement of multiplying churches.
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