Mike was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for 45 years and have been blessed with two sons, Michael and Adam, and five grandchildren. Mike and Cheryl have been at Grace Church since 2001. Prior to becoming the Pastor at Grace Church, he served for eight and one half years as the Associate Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC. Mike’s primary role at Grace Church is preaching and teaching in the services as well as casting the overall vision for the church.

Mike is an avid sports fan! He follows East Carolina University sports and he is a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He enjoys reading and studying and spending time with his wife Cheryl. He loves watching his grandchildren grow up and investing time in their lives.

Pastor Mike also spends significant time encouraging and mentoring younger pastors in the ministry! Grace Church has a tremendous heritage when it comes to sending out young families into the pastoral ministry. Mike and Cheryl love world missions and are always looking to help those who are serving on the mission field.