Mike is married to his beautiful wife Mari, and they have a lovely daughter, Joanna. He’s served in ministry at different capacities, both as a volunteer, bi-vocational, and full-time. Mike came to the Lord in an interdenominational church in Venezuela when he was a young boy. When he moved back to the United States he attended and served in a Pentecostal Church until he graduated from High School. He transitioned to one of the largest mega churches of South Florida at the time and served there for about 5 years until he noticed a trend in that church’s theology changing for the worst. He then served in Miami’s biggest Multi-site Baptist churches for 7 years.
Currently he’s a Seminary Student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), and he is the Associate Pastor at Peter’s Road Baptist Church. He also works with First Priority, a non-profit organization dedicated to help churches reach schools with the Gospel.
One mistake many pastors make in the local church is assuming that people will not understand certain theological concepts, or passages from Scripture. As a result, they either avoid the subjects, or stick with only teaching basic truths from Scripture. Mike wholeheartedly believes in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and 2 Timothy 4:1-4. Therefore, he chooses to invest in believers of all ages, while “becoming all things to all people” 1 Cor. 9:22-23, without sacrificing sound doctrine, or shying away from tough subjects. Instead of dumbing down the message, he helps his audiences rise up. Always believing in people’s resilience and the work of the Holy Spirit when the word of God is being preached.