This is Mike

Mike is our Lead Pastor, head of staff, big Kahuna, yet a great encourager and shepherd, helping us all reach forward to know God more, serving Him with passion as we all thrive as followers of Jesus. Mike is our main Bible teacher and very active in the City of Cypress. Some have called him the pastor of Cypress city.

  Mike loves his wife, Kristi, his best friend, and enjoys spending time with their kids and grandkids. Being “Papa” is one of his greatest joys!  Mike does love life and is so thankful to be serving the Lord.  Oh, and Mike really likes chocolate and Krispy Kreme donuts!! 

Mike has been in full time ministry for over 35 years serving in four different churches with Cypress Church being the longest place of ministry. Actually, Mike is the longest-term lead pastor of Cypress Church’s history. Mike’s ministry career started in youth ministry serving nearly 20 years as a youth pastor. Mike then helped start a young adult church that grew from 50 to 150 in around 3 months. God then moved Mike to take a Lead Pastor position and he soon moved to Cypress in 2004. 


Mike is a natural shepherd, caring for all people and seeking to love them with the grace, mercy and love of God. He is also a sought after communicator and teacher using creative methods to impart God’s truths. He writes a weekly blog that is picked up by the local papers and has become a consistent weekly article all over Orange County. 


Mike holds a BA in Speech Communication from San Diego State University, a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary of Portland/San Jose, and is a doctoral candidate at Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada.


Mike is married to Kristi (a local kindergarten teacher) and they have three married children with each having 2 children (that’s 6 grandkids if you were counting).