Bro. Mike Meade is currently serving as our Interim Pastor here at Valley View Baptist Church. He also serves as our Youth Minister. He and his wife, Kaylee, joined our church in November 2014, and Mike was brought on our church staff in August 2015. Bro. Mike has a strong passion to reach the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and see young people come to know Christ in a real and personal way. He grew up in Michigan in a Christian home where his family attended church regularly. The summer before fourth grade he attended church camp where God showed him his need for a Savior, and he made the decision to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. As a teenager he answered God’s calling on his life to preach the Gospel, which led to his studies at Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN. During his studies at Crown, he met his wife, Kaylee, and they were married in May of 2014.
His role as youth pastor involves weekly Bible studies on Wednesday nights with our youth, monthly organized youth activities, fundraisers for our annual summer youth trip, and personal discipleship with our teens. Throughout the years the Lord has laid a strong burden on his heart to have an influence on young people through the teaching and directing from God’s Word. One of his desires as youth pastor is to see teenagers grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in such a way that, following high school graduation, they continue to be faithful in attending and serving at church even after facing independence as young adults.
Bachelor of Christian Education degree from Midwestern Baptist College of Lake Orion, Michigan in 2017