Mike has been in full time ministry for over 35 years. He has served in four different churches, and Neighborhood Church is lucky that he is our longest-serving lead pastor so far. Mike first entered ministry as a youth pastor, where he faithfully served children and teens for 20 years. Mike then helped start a young adult church that grew from 50 to 150 attendees in around 3 months. God then moved Mike to take a Lead Pastor position and he moved to Cypress in 2004.
Mike is a natural shepherd, caring for all people and seeking to love them with the grace, mercy and love of God. He is also a sought after communicator and teacher that uses creative methods to impart God’s truths. He writes a weekly blog that is picked up by local papers and has become a consistent weekly article all over Orange County.
Mike holds a BA in Speech Communication from San Diego State University and a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary of Portland/San Jose. In 2019, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry from Biola University's Talbot Theological Seminary.
Mike is happily married to Kristi, a local kindergarten teacher. They have three married children and six energetic grandchildren.