Mike founded The Brook Church in 1995 along with his wife Tammy and four other families. The dream was to establish a church of authentic faith and life-giving relationships in Christ.

Mike is also a professor at College of Biblical Studies, Houston. He holds a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

Mike regularly contributes to For The Church, Midwestern Seminary's church ministry blog. Mike is a leadership trainer for church planting pastors through the Houston Church Planting Network.

Mike is the author of a book on Christian leadership called
Power to Lead.
Mike has been married to Tammy since 1989 and they have three children- Ryan, Brandon and Kaley.