Our pastor, Mike Christ, came to the church in May of 2011. Mike grew up in Maryland. He met his wife Rebecca at their home church. They were married in 2003. Mike and Becky currently have four children, and the family loves living in Greenbelt.
Originally intending to teach history, Mike graduated from Towson University with a B.S. degree in history in 2000. But Mike felt God leading him in the direction of Christian ministry. He earned an M.Div from Capital Bible Seminary, in Lanham, MD, in 2004. He received a Th.M from Westminster Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, in 2008. As a “hobby” he is currently working on a PhD in Historical Theology through the University of Chester in the UK.
Mike began vocational ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ at Towson University in 2000. He then worked as an intern at his home church, North Harford Baptist, from 2002 to 2004. He served the First Baptist Church of Perryville as an associate pastor from 2004-2007. In 2007 Mike and his family relocated to Turkey to help support a local church. They lived there for about 3 years.
Mike’s passion is preaching, teaching and talking about life and God over coffee. The theme that has most captured Mike’s heart is union with Christ. Paul writes that believers are, “Blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). For Mike, ministry is all about helping Christians see the wonderful resources they have in Christ.
When Mike is not in his office or meeting with people in the church and community, he can be seen walking in a park with his family, pedaling his road bike, or enjoying a book at the New Deal Café over coffee. You can reach Mike through the church office by phone at (301) 474-4213 or by email at email@example.com. Mike’s sermons are available on the church website’s blog.