Brother Mike was raised in Seattle, Washington. A trumpet player from an early age he attended Bob Jones University where he received his Bachelor’s in Music Education. More importantly, while at Bob Jones Mike met Lori Nestor. The two were married and moved to Boston Massachusetts so Mike could pursue work on his master’s degree in Trumpet Performance at Boston University. But while Mike had been preparing to be a professional trumpet player God had different plans and called Mike into the ministry.
He first served as youth pastor and song leader at his local church in East Longmeadow, Mass before being called to serve as youth pastor and music pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor, CT under Pastor Tom Zempel. It was during their ministry at Calvary that Mike and Lori adopted their son, Drew. Next, Mike served under Frank Bumpus at Bethel Baptist Church in Schaumburg, IL before being called for over 17 years to serve as both a representative and staff evangelist for Bob Jones University.
During his time at the University Mike traveled the United States and spoke in countless churches, camps, and retreats. Today, Mike has been called to travel as an independent evangelist and he continues to speak and play his trumpet at ministries all over the United States and even around the world. Please keep Brother Mike in your prayers as he travels!