Pastor Mike

Family

Mike was raised in Clearwater, FL and graduated from Clearwater High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he met his lovely wife, Sherry. After nearly 12 years in the Navy, Mike and Sherry joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and served as Missionaries to high school students with Student Venture.

While raising support to leave, they started a student ministry at Community Bible Church (CBC) in Beaufort, South Carolina with 8 high school students that soon grew to 80-100 students meeting during the week. They were then asked to come on staff at CBC and served for over 9 years.

Mike and Sherry have 8 children; Maria, Christina, Samantha, Hope, Adam, Julia, Ashton, and Hannah. That’s right, 7 girls and 1 boy. They also have 3 grandchildren; ClaireBell, Ryder, and Penelope.

Mike is a graduate of Liberty University, a certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly known as NANC) and has served on the Board of Directors with Mt. Carmel Ministries whose goal is to bring Biblical Counseling to rural churches throughout America.

Mike has had the privilege of teaching the Scriptures in a variety of places spanning from large conference settings in Beijing, China to manure huts in Africa. Mike has a passion for missions, sharing the Gospel, helping hurting families, and the building up of the Body of Christ. He has a heart for orphans and has played a major role in helping with the problem of orphans in Ukraine. He’s also served as a life coach specializing in marriage, parenting, and in helping business owners to grow their business in a way that’s pleasing to Christ. He’s an avid Bucs and Rays fan and Ocala is an ideal place to root on these teams!

mike@cbcocala.org