Pastor Mike is a 1968 graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. He served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1969-1970 where he received the rank of Sergeant #-5 (Buck Sergeant). He was decorated with the combat infantryman badge, Air medal, 2 Army commendation medals with “V” device and 3 Bronze Stars, 2 with “V” device for Valor.
He is a 1983 graduate of Southwestern Conservative Baptist Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona and served 19 years as senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Elk Horn, Iowa.
In 2002, Pastor Mike began serving as the Pequot Lakes Baptist Church Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Outreach. In October 2015, he took over the duties as Senior Pastor of PLBC.
He is a life member of the American Legion, VFW, and Disabled American Veterans, and is also the service officer for the VFW Post 3839 of Jenkins, MN. Mike enjoys golf, hunting and fishing in his spare time. Mike and Diane have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.