Mike graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in 1986. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a M. Div. in 1991. He holds the doctorate in New Testament from Emory University. Mike teaches freshman Bible, New Testament text courses, and Greek. He recently served as Senior Minister at the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, Tennessee. Mike and his wife, Tania, have two children, Jeremy and Rachel.