Mike Minter was born into a Navy family in Providence, Rhode Island, and later attended the Naval Academy. He has a degree from Old Dominion University in Political Science. While traveling with a friend through Europe in 1970, Mike trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior through this friend’s consistent witness.
With a growing desire to study and teach the Scriptures, Mike entered Florida Bible College in 1972 and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Bible. There, he met and married his wife, Kay, and was called to the ministry of church planting and pastoring. The first Bible study was held in a home in June of 1974, and the first Reston Bible Church service was in a hotel in March of 1975. After a long and faithful vocation as a pastor, Mike has a burden to help younger pastors navigate the turbulent waters of ministry. Mike and Kay live in Ashburn, VA, and have four adult children—Kelly, Megan, Katie, and David—and a growing number of grandchildren.