Guest, Mike Oldham

Guest Name: 
Mike Oldham
Rev. Mike Oldham
Guest Occupation: 
Ordained Minister with His Own Ministry and works closely with ABCRM youth ministry, Ministry and Mission Coach, Conflict Resolution Specialist, Author of "The Olive Tree Prophecy"
Guest Biography: 

Rev. Mike Oldham has been in the Rocky Mountain Region since September 2001. Mike received a B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University in 1985 with a major in Religious Studies. He then received his M. Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. While in seminary, Mike served as Associate Pastor at the First Christian Church (Disciples) of Jeffersonville, IN.

After seminary, Mike served a yoked ministry, FBC of Pt. Marion and Oak Hill Baptist Church of Smithfield, PA for five years. Mike continued to serve as pastor of Oak Hill Baptist Church until August of 2001. In September 2001, Mike began his ministry in our Region as a church planter. Then he served as the Manager for Black Forest Camp and Conference Center.

Mike began as a Ministry and Mission Coach on September 1, 2005. He works with two of our Ministry and Mission Clusters, the churches on the Western Slope of Colorado and Moab, Utah and the churches of Southeastern Colorado and New Mexico. Mike also works closely with ABCRM youth ministry programs including Impact (http://abcrm.org/) and camping (http://frontrangecamping.org/). He is also working to develop a partnership with the Mayan Intercultural Seminary in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MX in the areas of pastoral training and economic development.

In working with local churches, Mike desires to see churches move from the status quo to a place of growing health. He sees leadership development, conflict transformation, spiritual formation, and developing a missional focus as the keys to this transition. He is trained in the Bridge Builder program developed by Peter Steinke. This program helps churches address the areas of conflict and move towards a clear focus on mission. He is also trained as conflict resolution specialist. He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree at Denver Seminary in Leadership Development.

Mike is married to Chris Oldham. Chris is a Human Resources Consultant with Mountain States Employers Council in Colorado Springs.

Mike is also the author of the book, THE OLIVE TREE PROPHECY.