Mike was born and raised in our Nation's capital in the days when one could roam the halls of the Capital and other government buildings freely. As a boy he stood on Pennsylvania Ave and watched the funeral procession for JFK go by, and use to walk past Ford's Theatre on Sunday morning as he walked to church. He finished High School in South Georgia at Georgia Christian School and received a BA in Bible from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He has been in full-time ministry since 1974 and later earned an MA in History from George Mason University, and an MTh from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has worked with churches in Fairfax, VA, Ft. Worth, TX, Antioch, TN, and has been with his present church in Florissant, MO for ten years. He has authored five published books: Spilt Grape Juice, Unbroken Bread, and Empty Baskets are all about worship; Life's Cobwebs and I Knew That are devotional/inspirational books. While in Fairfax, VA, he was a Police Chaplain with the Fairfax County Police Department from 1980 - 1988. He has three married children, nine grandchildren, and is an avid bow hunter - and occasional writer.