Pastor Mike is from Thibodaux, LA.  The US Navy led him to Jacksonville, FL during his 6-year tour.  It was there that he met and married Carolyn Hickson.  They moved to Gainesville, FL(Go Gators) with Mike intending to pursue a career in law enforcement.  God, however, had other plans.  Mike was led into the ministry. He utilized his musical skills and his rapport with teens as a tool for working with student ministries.  Mike has served in churches throughout the Southeastern US from central FL to North East TN.  Mike served in several successful ministries from 1984 to 2008.  He was involved in various capacities including children's ministries, senior adult ministries and much more. After 16 years of marriage the Lord called Carolyn home.  Mike then married Genia, who is from Bristol, TN.  Mike and Genia have two grown children, Caleb and Chelsie.