Pastor Mike was born in Sioux City but grew up across the United States. He has been involved with ministry for his entire adult life and was first licensed to preach in 1982 while serving in the United States Army. He was in Law Enforcement for 16 years in Florida before being called to full time ministry. Most recently he was pastoring in western Nebraska where he had been for 15 years. Pastor Mike started his ministry here, along with his wife Laurel, in August of 2018.