My name is Pastor Mike Herring and I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I grew up in a non-Christian home in California but committed my life to Christ while attending a Navigator’s Bible study when I was in the military. This commitment changed the focus and direction of my life. Now as a believer in Christ, I am passionate about how that has changed my life and building relationships in a meaningful way. As a pastor, I am committed to biblical teaching and maturity. As a leader, I am committed to discipleship, mentoring, teaching, and the spiritual development of others.
From 2002-2011, I served as a US Army Chaplain. While a Chaplain in the United States Army I served several chapels as the Preaching Pastor, Executive Staff Administrator, and Teaching Pastor. In these positions I worked in staff development, relevant team building, preaching, teaching, and organizational leadership. These skills were vital for ministering to diverse groups of people in our ever-changing world with the Gospel. I also served in the Army’s Special Operation Command and built trust-based relationships with Soldiers through the shared risk of numerous wartime deployments.
Prior to my time as a military Chaplain I served as a Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Youth Pastor, and as an Executive Director for Youth for Christ (USA). I have since worked on a number of church outreach and revitalization projects and worked closely with the Navigators, InterVarsity, and other parachurch organizations.
My wife Irene and I have three beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, six amazing grandchildren, and a cat with an attitude. We enjoy being with our family, board games, watching college basketball, reading, hiking, and anything outdoors in the mountains, on the beach or on the water.