Mike grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, where he developed a love for outdoor sports (fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, skiing). He graduated from Lincoln Christian College (Lincoln, IL) with an A.B. in Christian Ministry (1980) and majored in Theology & Philosophy at Lincoln Christian Seminary (1980-82). He has served pastorates for 40 years at churches in Illinois, Georgia, and California.
Mike has served as our senior minister at Lighthouse for over 25 years, leading the church through a major relocation and building program in 1999-2003, during which the church experienced significant growth. His passion is preaching, teaching, leading people to Christ, and helping them to grow.
Mike has been married to Andrea since 1978, and together they have 3 grown children and 7 young grandchildren they adore. Mike enjoys working in his yard, reading outdoors, going to the gym, getting together with friends, and visiting his family whenever possible.