Off the Boat and on the Water with Christ

A Simple Fisherman's Journey in Faith


Pastor Mike's ministries include guest preaching, police chaplaincy, hosting bible studies, performing ceremonies and rites, and providing counseling.  To learn more about these and how his faith in Christ leads him to serve the community, click on More Info.

Statement of Faith


Learn more about Pastor Mike's core values, including his position on God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and the role of the church. 


Review Pastor Mike's ministry history, education, and professional affiliations. This résumé is provided for those who want to know more about his history and background.


A little about Mike

Originally from Roanoke, where his parents raised him and his brother in a loving, Christian home, Mike received his calling to ministry in 1999. He received his education in preaching and biblical studies from Ferrum College (1997-2002) and Johnson University (2004-2006). His background includes both denominational and non-denominational worship and service. 

Mike believes all scripture is God-breathed, and useful for teaching others, improving our own lives, and equipping the church in every good work as laid out in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. He officiates traditional marriage ceremonies, promotes baptism by submersion, encourages bible studies, and community service.


Servant leadership is a core value of Mike's and he strives daily to be obedient to Christ and the example He set in John 14:12-15. He volunteers as a police chaplain for Bedford Police Department and Roanoke City Police Department.

Mike met his wife, Sara, in 2012, and together they developed a strong friendship, deep love and shared

commitment to Christ. They entered their marriage covenant in a small Christian ceremony in February 2014. Pastor Mike is known to drink too much coffee, loves chocolate, and is a kid at heart! They live on a family farm in Bedford County with their dog Juliet and two cats Alex and Lucy. They are the proud soon-to-be adoptive parents of four little boys. 

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