Mike E. Thompson, Senior Pastor
Pastor Mike Thompson, a native of Paris, Ohio, graduated from Wright State University in 1991 where he played on the basketball team and earned a degree in Communications with a minor in International Politics. He met his wife Robin (who grew up in Mackey’s, North Carolina), on a mission trip in Yellowstone National Park. They married in December of 1990. They first moved to Morganton, NC for a year while Robin completed an internship in Music Therapy. They were very involved with Faith Presbyterian Church while they lived in Morganton. Mike taught Bible Studies and worked with the youth.
Mike and Robin then joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for several years before moving back to Morganton (1996) where God called Mike to work as the youth director at Faith Presbyterian Church. He attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and graduated with an M. Div. degree from there in 2006. He then received a call from Faith Church as an Associate Pastor. In 2007 he was called to become the senior pastor at Faith. Mike continues to teach the Word of God to the Youth as he faithfully pastors the flock at Faith.
In addition to serving as pastor of Faith Presbyterian, Mike is also very involved at the Presbytery level, serving on the Examination and Credentials Committee of Highlands Presbytery (formerly Western Carolina Presbytery).
Mike and Robin have three children. Ginny (25), was born with the genetic disorder, Angelman syndrome, and is truly a special gift from God. Tara is pursuing a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. Michael , recently married to Evelyn, graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Physics.
Daniel Beck, Assistant Pastor
Daniel Beck has served as assistant pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church since 2015, when, at the urging of Pastor Mike, he quit his factory job and enrolled in Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. Daniel was raised in here in Morganton, NC. He received his Associate in Arts degree from Western Piedmont Community College in 2008. Daniel is planning to graduate with his M. Div. from RTS in May, 2020.
Daniel is married to Carla, who is also from Morganton. Carla and Daniel have three children. Isaac (married to Lydia), and homeschooled twins in high school, Abby and Avram.