Mike's parents realized at an early age that he loved music and supported him in his pursuits. Mike started playing guitar when he was in 7th grade then quit 2 weeks later. He picked it up again when he was 15 and has been playing ever since. He started MercyMe when he was only 19, so he didn’t have a whole lot of years under his belt, but no better place to learn how to play than in front of a crowd! These days Mike plays to more than just a crowd, although when you meet him you'd never know he was part of one the biggest bands in Christian Music! Mike has a deep desire to see people connect through music, but more importantly become changed through the message.