Mike Thomas (Pastor Emeritus)
Mike pastored at Praise Cathedral (now Elevated Church) for 36 years before He retired in 2015. He is Director of our Primetime Senior Adult Ministry. He was born in Logan,West Virginia and grew up in North Ridgeville, Ohio. While attending Lee College He met Gail and they were married in 1973. They moved to Alma, Georgia and where he served as Youth Pastor and Gail directed music. About a year later they moved to Bartow, FL, became the Youth Pastor there and stayed at the church there until 1978 when he became Pastor here in at Praise Cathedral (now Elevated Church). Now he is enjoying working with his daughter Jessica and son-in-law Eric who took over the church when he retired. He loves spending time with his nephew Andrew Beck, whom he loves like a son and also loves being able to spoil his granddaughters Abby and Maddie.