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Mike Ellis


Board Member

​Pastor Mike was born in New Orleans, LA, He is the oldest child and only son of five


Pastor Mike entered the United States Navy in June 1979. His first duty station was in Italy. While stationed in Italy he had the opportunity to fellowship with various Italian Christian Churches. In August 1982, he was stationed in New Orleans where he had the opportunity to serve at St. Stephens Baptist Church and St. Mark Baptist Church.  He was subsequently stationed in San Diego, CA, Point Mugu, CA and Millington, TN where he also had opportunities to serve in the spiritual realm.  While stationed on active duty at Point Mugu he was selected as Sailor of the Year for the entire Navy.


Pastor Mike met and married Angela and they were blessed six children.  In October 1988, he accepted his calling to preach the gospel and in February 1989, he was licensed.  In May 1990, he graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Theology and was ordained in February 1991.  While stationed in Point Mugu Pastor Mike earned his Master of Arts in Theology and Doctorate of Theology degrees from Golden Grain Bible College and Seminary. 

In 2003, Dr. Mike earned his Doctor of Religious Philosophy in Christian Counseling degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary (Southaven, MS Branch).

In February 2000, Dr. Mike retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of loyal service. Since retiring from the Navy he has worked as Manager for the Navy’s Career Development Resource Center (Conducting resume writing workshops and job search seminars), Youth Villages (Individual/Group/Family Counselor), Porter-Leath Children’s Center (Residential Services Supervisor and Social Services Coordinator) and Memphis Athletic Ministries (Director, Brinkley Heights Sports Center).

Pastor Mike’s mission is to build and train a body of believers who intentionally reach out to

the community, city, state, country and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19-20)

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