Mike had the privilege of growing up in a solid home in the Tampa Bay area. The Lord became real to him at the age of 17, when he started trusting Christ alone (and not himself) for his salvation. Mike knew he was called to go into the ministry someday, so as a young man he began to prepare. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. After many years of serving in churches and growing in Christ, Mike’s dream of going into the ministry was fulfilled when he became the Care Pastor at Calvary Jupiter. Following about four years of faithful service to that church, Mike and his family launched out in faith and planted Calvary Port. St. Lucie. Since 2004, he has been the founding pastor of “the best congregation in the world!” Mike has been married to his best friend Stacy since 1989. The Lord has blessed them with three beautiful daughters, Meagan, Mandy, and Mary and two sons-in-law, Ethan and Angel. Mike’s passion in life is to help people become lifelong followers of Christ. He loves feeding the flock of God the Word of God with verse-by-verse teaching, and seeing people grow in Christ as a result. He is currently enrolled in seminary and pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Theology. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with Stacy, hanging out with his “kids”, and trying to stay fit.
An Elder is a servant leader who helps people become lifelong followers of Christ. Elders serve alongside the Pastors in ministering to the needs of the body of Christ. This includes helping with Biblical counseling, making hospital visits, assisting in the benevolence ministry, praying for the sick, conducting funerals, administering church discipline, and communicating God’s vision to the congregation.