Pastor Mike Sanders
Pastor Mike was born and raised in Michigan an hour north of Detroit. He entered ministry in 1993 as a youth pastor at his home church, Maranatha Baptist, where he served for eight years. In 2001 he and his family moved to SC to begin post-graduate education at Bob Jones University. During this time he taught at the university for five years and served part-time at Community Baptist Church for three years as an assistant pastor working with the teens and overseeing Christian education. In 2010 he began serving at Five Mile Baptist Church as lead pastor. He is committed to the expositional preaching of the Bible; cultivating a culture of discipleship that strives to fulfill the Great Commission; and building strong marriage, family, church, and community relationships. He and his wife Michelle were married in 1995 and have four children: Hudson, Remington, Shelby, and Kenzie. As a family they enjoy most sports (especially soccer, volleyball, and skiing), camping, and playing board games.