Mike was born and raised as a missionary kid in Bogota, Colombia. After moving to the states, Mike attended Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., and graduated with a B.A. in Church Ministry. He then moved to Memphis and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Preaching at Southeastern Seminary.

Mike is married to Tabitha, and they have three daughters, Abigail, Violet and Georgia. He has written two studies for LifeWay: In Transit: What Do You Do with Your Wait? and Jaded. His passions are the gospel, coffee, friendships, and basketball.