The Story

In his last year of high school, Mike gave his life to Christ on a mission trip in what was considered the most dangerous city in the world at that time. Years before that decision, his parent broke up, and he was kicked out of his house with a garbage bag when he was 14. He spent years walking the broad road until he was invited to a church event which is deeply connected to everything he does today in ministry.

Over the years, Mike has done everything from skydiving in Dubai, surfing in California, stand-up comedy at Yuks Yuks, climbing a mountain in China, partying with the Stanley Cup, white water rafting in the Central American jungles, climbing the Monty Python Castle in Scotland to getting baptized in the Jordan, snorkelling in the ocean and being selected for Fear Factor Live in the US….Up next, running with the bulls?

The Speaking

Almost 2500 speaking engagements later, and Mike has become one of the most dynamic speakers out there. As an ordained pastor with a degree in theology plus some other stuff, he commonly finds himself teaching to every age bracket. Whether it’s at a church on Sunday mornings, conferences, camps, retreats, concerts, festivals, bible colleges, universities, TV interviews, or doing a workshop for leaders, he uses his love for Jesus, and people, plus his education, experience and humour to connect with everyone on and off these platforms.

Over the years he has had the opportunity to team up with speakers such as Nick Vujicic, Francis Chan, Jefferson Bethke, Tony Campolo, Eric Samuel Timm, Shane Claiborne, Reggie Dabbs, Chap Clark, Duffy Robbins, Mark DeVries, Mike Foster, and comedian John Crist. On top of that, Mike has teamed up with bands such as Hillsong, Lecrae, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Kari Jobe, Skillet, Relient K, Rend Collective, David Crowder, Matthew West, For King and Country, Lacey Sturm, Brit Nicole, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and counting.

The Emcee

Using his experience on stage, as well his experience of knowing how things work backstage, Mike commonly finds himself in emceeing roles. Through years of pastoring and his time doing stand-up comedy, he adds a professional yet entertaining blend into this role. He has emceed on Lecrae’s tour, US festivals, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, weddings and more.

2230 Young Professionals

In 2015 Mike launched 2230 Young Professionals in London, Ontario. After years of working with young adults, he saw the disconnect when they finish University and College. This unique ministry has grown to a few hundred young professionals which Mike continues to lead.

The Entrepreneur

Most people who see Mike on stage are surprised to discover his ministry background. Before Mike went to Bible College, and put his attention on speaking, he studied business and would help many churches and organizations startup or reshape over 20 ministries over those years. In this moment, Mike still sits down with leadership teams and helps them develop ministries and strategies to be effective in this culture.

The Book

This book has been in the works over the past while now. He spent a month in L.A working on his book while getting feedback from a New York Times bestselling author. If all goes to plan, the book shouldn’t suck….And should be printed in 2019.

Youth for Christ

Youth for Christ is a worldwide Christian organization which started off with Billy Graham as their first full-time evangelist. Today Youth for Christ is now present in 110 countries around the world as they share the Gospel to young people from every walk of life. Mike currently serves on the national team as a speaker, and entrepreneur.

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