Mike has always had a passion to reach men for Christ; but, after being diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) in December 2006 the reality of the need to impact men’s lives became paramount. Since then, Mike has led men Bible studies and discipleship groups to encourage men in their personal walk with Christ. Mike speaks at men groups regular and spends hours just talking to men about their spiritual walk. His life verse comes from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” The key here is to share or pour his life into others.
However, his favorite verse is Romans 8:28; “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” This verse is meaningful as it reminds us that no matter what happens in ones life – the good things along with the bad – if you love God, God will use you to bring glory to Him and to advance the kingdom of God.
Mike retired from Duke Energy in March 2016 after 42 years. During his career, Mike established and lead teams performing incident investigations and developing and overseeing projects for Duke Energy. In the last several years of service Mike was responsible in overseeing the Corrective Action and Human Performance Improvements for Duke Energy’s Nuclear Division Reactor Services group.
Mike has been married to Joanne for 43 years and have two children and two grandchildren. Mike now serves as the Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches Men’s Ministry / Discipleship Coach and serves as the NC Baptist on Mission Men’s Ministry State Coordinator. Mike also founded Cape Fear Men – a Men’s Ministry Coalition for the purpose of helping local church leaders reach the men connected with the local church.