ceo / founder
Mike serves as CEO and Founder of Empower One, leading the American side of Empower One. Mike gets to set and care for the vision God has given Empower One, which is to be part of a movement that brings the good news of Jesus Christ to the nearly 20 million in Sudan and South Sudan who’ve never heard Jesus’ name. Mike also works with Empower One partners in America, so that they know how valuable and critical their partnership is with Empower One is.
I was the most insignificant cog in one of the many wheels in AT&T when God took me to Africa back in 2005.
After meeting David Kaya in Rwanda in 2005, the two became partners and officially lauchned Empower One in 2006. Together, their mission is to train leaders and start churches and schools in Sudan (and South Sudan). Today Mike is more excited than ever about what God is choosing to do through a few broken vessels in a very unreached, unengaged part of the world,
Nothing excites me more than helping local, indigenous missionaries bring the Gospel and the local church to an environment where both are absent.
Another favorite part of his role at Empower One,
“Getting a front-row seat towatching the power of God blow our American partners minds on trips to East Africa.”
Mike came to know Jesus through his church and family growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He surrendered to Jesus and was baptized when he was 10; however, it wasn’t until his late 20s that it really clicked.