Mike was born in Clearwater, Florida, and graduated from high school in Enterprise, AL. Before coming to JBC, he worked for the Social Security Administration and served churches in Raleigh, N.C., and Dothan, AL. Mike has been married to Linda for more than 40 years, and they have three children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mike holds a B.A. in Political Science from Auburn University, a Master of Science in International Studies from Troy State University, and a from Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.