We chatted with Mike about his journey away from church ministry as a young man to tend to his own brokenness and healing, as well as his long, slow move back into church ministry. Along the way we talked about his podcast, a conference idea, and the need for authenticity and vulnerability in leadership.
Mike joined Journey Church staff in October 2020 as a teaching pastor. Mike began his years in ministry at Mariners Church in 1999 as a student ministries and college pastor. Since that time, he has taught at Rock Harbor and Mariners Mission Viejo and was the senior Pastor at Evree Fullerton until 2015. In 2015, Mike founded VOX Community, a church in Orange County, CA birthed out of The VOX Podcast and committed to radical hospitality and countercultural friendship. Mike has published five books: The Jesus of Suburbia (2006), Why Guys Need God (2008), Death By Church (2009), Why the Bible Matters (2010), and Astonished ( 2014).
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