Pastor Michael is a mountain guy who grew up skiing, camping, and fishing the local area. Above all else, following Jesus, loving his wife Julie, and being daddy to Brooklyn and Haylie are his greatest joys! Prior to arriving here at FBC Big Bear Valley in 2012, Michael had combined his professional experience with his pastoral gifts to serve in full-time ministry at both Forest Home and Thousand Pines Christian Camps. He had also simultaneously served as a leader and lay Pastor at North Point Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino since he came to know Jesus in 1999. He has a Bachelors degree in Business from Cal State San Bernardino and a Masters degree in Theology from Talbot Seminary at Biola University and spent the early part of his career in the arenas of business, marketing/sales, and management. Pastor Michael is known for his direct, yet humorous preaching style and his unapologetic love for Jesus! Oh yah...his other passions include his beard, wearing baseball caps, his “American Flag” cowboy boots, flannel, maple bar donuts, and a daily can of Red Bull!