"I am originally from Lexington, S.C. and now I reside with my wife, Miriam, in Leesville, S.C. We have been married for 34 years and have two grown daughters. I am a family man and I enjoy spending time at the beach surfing when time allows.
I enjoy expositional preaching and teaching. Expositional preaching is based upon diligent study and involves explaining the Scripture to people so they can understand and apply it to their lives. I strive most to keep scripture in context and doctrinally sound. As and avid reader, I seek to be ever learning to grow stronger and deeper in my faith."
Preacher Mitch (affectionately know by his congregation) has served in Ministry at East Side Baptist for 10 years. During his 10 years at East Side he has brought about many opportunities for sharing Christ through onsite campus events. Such events include our annual Egg Hunt, S'mores Night, Community Prayer Walks, Valentines Banquets, Marriage Retreats, and Mission trips. Pastor Mitch has a passion for mission work -- spreading the Gospel to all nations. He organized our first mission trip out of the country where he led a mission team in doing Vacation Bible School in a small village in Trio, Belize. While conducting VBS the number of children grew from 50 on the first day to 150 by day 4. He also launched our first church website where sermons and church events could be viewed online.
After years of Seminary Extension courses, Pastor Mitch was licensed to preach the Gospel at his home church, First Calvary Baptist Church in Leesville, S.C. in 2010.