Our pastor, Mike Cratch, is a lifelong resident of Simi Valley. Mike has a baccalaureate degree in Bible with an emphasis on missions. He completed the bulk of his M.Div. studies at Tyndale Theological Seminary and is currently studying at The Masters Seminary.
He and his wife Jennifer of 25 years, along with their then 3 sons, Michael, Mason, and Matthew, served on a church planting team in Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Mission for 6 years. Upon returning to the states, Mike and Jennifer have adopted three children; Rosie, Naomi and Jayden.
Mike is a gifted communicator and passionate about teaching that impacts understanding rather than effort. His experience living in a third world country and studying cross cultural ministries has given him a passion for those that have never heard the Gospel and has given him great insight into the human tendency to syncretize the message of the Bible with human presuppositions. You will appreciate how Mike is able to properly navigate through the grand narrative of Scriptures and affect worldview change as opposed to preach a message of self-change.
In Mike’s leisure time, he enjoys traveling on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, playing softball with his adult children and watching Dodger’s baseball.