Fr. Michael Beggs
Born in 1961 in Seattle, Fr. Mike received Christ at the age of 15. Wanting to deepen his knowledge and understanding of the Bible and the study of God, he attended Seattle Pacific University where he graduated with degrees in Biblical Studies and English Literature in 1985. Struggling with a call to ordained, pastoral ministry ("No... not me?... really?"), Mike attended Perkins School of Theology at Sothern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Meanwhile, before graduating in 1992, Mike met Teresa and got married (1991) and pastored several churches in Arkansas and Texas. After this Mike and Teresa moved to London, UK where Mike worked as a Research Associate in Theological Education at The Centre for Educational Studies at King's College, University of London. While in London, Mike studied for a Ph.D. in Christian Theology at King's College, London, and became the father of Joshua (1994) and Jeremiah (1996). Moving back to the States, he worked at Boeing for three years before re-entering work as a pastor and receiving his Doctorate in 2003. After pastoring three different churches in Washington State, Mike joined the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) and began the work of planting The Church of The Resurrection in 2009.
Mike continues to love and serve God, and testify to the goodness, mercy and grace of God in Jesus Christ! “Seeking the Lost and Growing the Found,” remains the all-consuming passion of The Church of The Resurrection's founding pastor, Fr. Michael Beggs.