Our Pastor

Mike and Kathi were born and raised in West Virginia.  They have been married for almost 41 years.  They have two children, Mike II and his wife Karla and their children Brodan and Kailey who live in Colorado.  Their youngest son Matthew lives in West Virginia.

Mike accepted the call into the ministry when he was 19 years old.  He started preaching when he was 20, and he has been  doing so for over forty years.  He has pastored three different churches for thirty-three straight years.  

Mike and Kathi moved to Florida six years ago. They were living in New Smyrna Beach on the east coast of FL and coming to Okeechobee to camp and fish.  They fell in love with the area and talked about retiring there.  Eventually, Mike took a job teaching school for Okeechobee Schools, and they have resided in Okeechobee for the last 3 years.  

They believe Gods providential plan guided Mike to the teaching position which led them to NTBC. They feel God placed them here for such a time as this, and have no intentions of being anywhere else. They love the folks at NTBC and are excited about serving God and the people.  They are honored and humbled to be the new Pastor and First Lady of NTBC.

Pastor Mike was unanimously elected as pastor on June 16. 2019