Pastor Mike is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church. Mike and his wife Carlynn grew up in Long Beach, California, attending high school together and then the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Pastor Mike graduated from Moody with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology. Mike and Carlynn also attended the University of Arizona with Carlynn receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Pastor Mike earned his Master’s Degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Carlynn and Mike have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.
Mike is the author of several books including: Getting It Right, Why the Bible?, Praying for Sunday, Preaching that Changes Lives, Saturday’s Hope, Bible Survey for Kids, and Beyond Bible Basics. Mike's teaching is distributed online, and on the radio through Focal Point Ministries.