Mike Phay

Mike Phay serves as a Pastor at First Baptist Church in Prineville, OR and an Affiliate Professor at Kilns College in Bend, OR.  He earned a B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and an M.A. in Philosophy from Talbot School of Theology. He and his wife, Keri, have been married for 20 years, and have 5 amazing kids ranging in ages from 2-17. Mike blogs regularly and you can follow him on Twitter at @mikephay.

Nov 8

Take in the Beauty by Mike Phay

Series: Beholding and Becoming

God gives us these moments of beauty-noticing—slowing down and unplugging from a digital, deadline world—to wake us up to the mystery and the beauty inherent in all of life.

Oct 2

Ask Him For Joy by Mike Phay

Come to Him – especially if you don’t feel joyful – and ask for joy from the Healer, the Care-giver, and the only One who can turn your sorrow into joy.

Aug 29

It’s OK to Be Sad by Mike Phay

When it comes to suffering, avoidance and escape are our defaults. But there is an invitation to consider the trials in our lives as sources of joy.

Aug 2

Discerning Your Child’s Spiritual State by Mike Phay

Parents should take comfort in the fact that the primary work of salvation in a child’s heart is the work of God.

Jun 5

Leading Kids Beyond ‘Praying the Prayer’ by Mike Phay

When it comes to our children's salvation, we must be careful that our eagerness does not overcome their readiness.

May 23

Four Reasons to Bring Your Bible to Church by Mike Phay

Touching and handling a Bible anchors us physically to God’s gracious gift of the Bible itself.

May 9

Laying Aside a Crushing Weight by Mike Phay

Christ invites us to freely approach the throne, but not to usurp it. He invites us to come as children, not as rebels.