Mike grew up in a Catholic family on a cotton farm in West Texas, near Wilson, south of Lubbock. He is one of 12 kids. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1979 with a degree in engineering.

While at Tech, Mike met his future wife, Nell. They were married on Oct 2, 1982. Following several months of Bible study, he was baptized into Christ in November 1982. Mike and his family lived overseas from April 1988 thru Jan 1999 in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Australia, and Venezuela. He and his family moved to Katy in 1999 and joined the then Westside Church of Christ. Mike and Nell have two grown children. Megan graduated from Texas A&M with a master's degree and is employed in Houston. Rachel is married and graduated in December 2011 with a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M.

While at Cinco, Mike has been involved in the Finance Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Missions Ministry, Men’s Bible Study, and has helped teach bible classes on Sunday morning. Mike became a shepherd in November of 2010 and currently serves as the resource shepherd for the Financial Peace Ministry and the Men's Ministry.