Mike serves with his home church in Port St. Lucie, Florida and cares for missionaries in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
In October of 2009, during Basic Training for the Army National Guard, I made a decision to follow Jesus. But it wasn’t till December 26th of 2011 that I finally decided to surrender everything over to Him. I was a selfish husband to my wife and was at the point where I was willing to risk our marriage for my own selfish habits. I was reading a book called “Through my Eyes” by Tim Tebow and that’s when I finally realized just how selfish I truly was and that I couldn’t do life on my own anymore. I needed God more than ever, so I got out of bed, tears flowing down my face and surrendered everything over to Christ. I started praying for a church that my family and I could call home and Discovery Church is the one that God placed on my heart.
My Wife and I had met Pastor Tim back in 2009 before I left for Basic training. We even made it to 3 or 4 services but decided we could worship God at home and didn’t need a church. And we were so wrong. I met with Pastor Tim the first weekend of January 2012 and told him about my life changing decision and that I needed someone to help me know Jesus on a more intimate level. Pastor Tim met with me weekly and encouraged me to join a small group. So thats what I did and through it I met Pastor Nate who at that time was in charge of the Student Ministry. After a few months of Small group and one on one Discipleship with Pastor Tim, I felt that it was time to take my next step and serve. I started co-leading a small group with Pastor Nate in March with the Student Ministry and even felt the call to preach and teach. God provided that opportunity and I started sharing preaching responsibilities with Pastor Nate on Wednesday nights for our Student Ministry. By July of 2012 I took over as Student Pastor for our Student Ministry and have been leading it ever since. And in January of 2013 I also took on the role of Kids Pastor.
Finally in July of 2015 I was officially ordained through Discovery Church. I realized that it was time to take my next step so I quit my job to come on board as one of the first full time paid staff members at Discovery Church. I thank God every day for redeeming me. For saving my marriage and leading me to be the Godly father and husband that my family deserves.