Mike was raised in a Christian home and was saved at the age of twelve. God called Him to preach at 16 and he studied for the ministry at Heritage Baptist University. In a morning chapel service God used a missions message to stir Mike's heart for world evangelism. After a seven year pastorate in Indiana he and his family answered the call to plant churches in Romania. Cindy was born and raised in the mountains of Newland, North Carolina and received Christ at age five. She also was raised by Godly parents as her father, Dr. Randall Parker, is a pastor. Mike and Cindy have been married for 25 years and have 2 grown children, Brock and Emily.
BOUND FOR BOTSWANA
In 2007 we met and became dearest friends with Carl and Bonnie Clark who had served in South Africa for 25 years. The Clarks began a new work in Botswana in 2009. Many souls have been saved and seven years later Bible Baptist Church stands as a testimony of God's blessing in the capital city of Gabarone. The constant prayer of the Clarks was that God would send another couple to join in the work of church planting there. While serving as a Pastor in North Carolina we supported the Clarks and for more than four years prayed with them that God would indeed call someone to go alongside and help. In 2014, God led us to answer that call. Lord willing we will leave for Botswana in January of 2017.