Pastor Mike is a bi-vocational pastor. He grew up on an apple orchard, went to college at VA Tech, taught 'shop' at the high school level one year and came back to operate the farm 15 years. In 1989 he started his own excavating business. He became pastor of Grace Community Church in 2011. Mike and his wife, Sherry have two adult children, Nathan and Mandy, who both live and work in Roanoke.