Mike was raised in Pekin, IL. He came from a hard-working construction background. In high school, Mike excelled in the sports of football and wrestling.
Mike is married to his wife, Lynn. They have five children, currently five grandchildren, and two dogs. They have celebrated 40 yrs of marriage.
Mike graduated from Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO in 1988 receiving his bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies. Subsequently, Mike has gone on to earn a Master of Divinity in 2003 and his Doctorate in 2016, both from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Mike has pastored Calvary Baptist Church for over 28 yrs.
Mike also enjoys practicing karate, currently holding the rank of Go Dan (5th degree) in Okinawan karate. Mike and Lynn love to take long walks with their dogs and love on their grand-kids.
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