Mike was born in Long Beach, California and raised in Melville, New York. He graduated from Rochester Institutes of Technology. He attended two seminaries: Tri-State School Theology in Ridgecrest, North Carolina and Luther Rice in Lithonia, Georgia. He has served GLBC since November 2002. He also works as a full-time human resources assistant with Federal Aviation Administration. He and his wife Laurel have been married for 33 years, and have 4 adult children, and 2 grandsons.