Mike is passionate about several things—Priority 4: steelhead fishing. Priority 3: Jesus’ church. Priority 2: his wife Judy and their family. and….drum roll please… Priority 1. Keeping the main thing the main thing: Love God. Love People. Give Life. Sitting at the feet of great teachers at Dallas Theological Seminary, men like Howard Hendricks, Charles Ryrie, Haddon Robinson, Gene Getz, John Walvoord, and Stan Toussaint, he was impacted with their solid Biblical training and commitment to “preach the Word” in creative ways that introduce folks to Jesus Christ so that they are drawn by God’s free grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Before completing his Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of New Mexico majoring in philosophy. He is involved with the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce and was honored by their “Business Leader of 2015” award.
I was raised in a Christian home in south Texas. At age ten I placed my faith in Jesus during Vacation Bible School. I received a B.S. degree in education at West Texas A&M University. During that time, I was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and the Baptist Student Union. I met my lovely wife Kathy during that time. Kathy and I moved to Seguin, Texas where we both taught in a middle school. After teaching for a few years. Kathy and I moved to Dallas, Texas where I attended Dallas Theological Seminary. Since graduating with an MACE, I have served in a variety of education and family ministries for the past 27 years. We have two grown children, Elizabeth and Daniel, who are married and live in the Northwest.
Living Hope Church
19691 S. Meyers Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045