Mike (MDiv ’96, DMin ’12) first came to Covenant Seminary in 1992 as a student. He earned his MDiv in 1996 and served as an Associate Pastor at New City Fellowship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from 1997 to 2001, after transferring into the PCA from the Church of God in Christ. Mike then served from 2001 to 2010 as Senior Pastor of Redemption Fellowship (PCA) in Fayetteville, Georgia, before returning to the Seminary as Dean of Students in 2011. He became the Seminary Chaplain in 2019.
Mike is a retired US Army Colonel, having served first as a field artillery officer and then as a PCA chaplain in the Army Reserve, for a combined total of 31 years of military service. Before retiring from the military, he worked at the Pentagon for the Army Chief of Chaplains. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
In addition to his administrative and teaching duties at Covenant, Mike serves as Senior Pastor of South City Church in South St. Louis City. He is the co-founder and an active member of the St. Louis Pastoral Fellowship. He has been married to his best friend, Renee, for 40 years. He enjoys carrying Renee’s stuff. They have two daughters, Mary and Michelle, and two grandchildren, Moses and Mattie. Mike enjoys military history, exercising, and preaching.