Pastor Mike was born and raised in Santa Rosa, graduating from SRJC and then from Sonoma State University with a BA in Philosophy. He and Zoë married in 2004 and moved together to Dallas to begin seminary that fall. While in Dallas, Mike served as youth pastor for more than 6 years at North Highlands Bible Church and got a Th. M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mike’s passion is to come alongside families as they raise up the next generation, equipping them with the tools they need to instill a love for God into their kids. Mike and Zoë have two wonderful children: an energetic, fun-loving girl named Caitlyn and a boy named Zachary. In their free time, the Bakers enjoy rooting on the Giants, playing games, and doing anything outdoors: hiking, backpacking, Frisbee, camping, and travel.