Rev. Mike Parker is a proven leader in global evangelism, leadership, networking, project management, and collaborative partnerships. He is an entrepreneur having started or co-started four ministries and a wilderness therapy program for troubled youth. He is known as a gifted evangelist, visionary, project manager, leader, and sought after speaker. Mike has extensive international experience having ministered in 40 countries around the world.
B.A. in Psychology from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
M.A. in Intercultural Studies with Honors from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon
U.S. Army: Platoon Leader (disabled vet).
Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon: Troubled Youth Counselor and Shift Team Leader
- Former Soviet Union (Latvia in particular) in which he helped create a new model of missions that involved a seminary, a denominational mission agency, a US local church and a Latvian Church. Mike served as a youth ministry trainer, church planter, and helped develop a rural church planting training center in Eastern Latvia.
- Bridge Builders International: Mike was co-founder and Vice-President of BBI. His role included project management, leadership of short-term ministry teams, preaching, teaching, networking and partnership development with other leaders and ministries. His focus also included the development of a missionary vision from Latvia to other former Soviet Union peoples that were of Muslim backgrounds. Mike helped oversee a staff of 18 between the U.S. and Latvia. He was also responsible for personal fundraising and corporate fundraising.
- All Nations Ministries: Mike was founder and president of ANM. The call and purpose of ANM was to evangelize the least reached and unreached peoples of the world. This included a holistic approach that included
- evangelism, pastoral training, church planting, networking, partnership development with other agencies;
- short-term relief and development projects such as: bore hole wells or other water projects; medical teams; construction teams for pit latrines; agricultural development projects, food, beds and clothing for orphans.
- At its peak, Mike led a team of four full-time staff and four volunteers, with an annual budget of $380,000.
Mike’s experience includes: co-founding or founding four ministries, fund development, leadership, leadership training, preaching, cross-cultural partnerships, evangelism, project management, networking, partnerships, strategic thinking, and cross-cultural project management.
Mike was ordained by the Northwest Conservative Baptist Association in 1996. He was also selected as one of 400 national ministry leaders to represent the U.S. at Cape Town 2010 – the Third Lausanne Congress on Global Evangelism started by Rev. Billy Graham and Dr. John Stott.
Fun Facts: Mike played linebacker for Oregon State University. He enjoys time with his two daughters, family, golf, hiking, hunting, backpacking, snorkeling, reading, travel and watching football and basketball.