Mike Ferguson is probably the last person you’d expect to be in full-time ministry.
A single father of a teenage girl, Mike spent most of his 15+ year media career as a news reporter, anchor and talk show host. He’s worked in radio, television and newspaper over the years covering local news, school boards, sports, statewide politics, business issues, disasters and just about everything else that made headlines. He’s worked for both Christian and secular media.
He’s a preacher’s kid who spent his college and young adult years making a lot of mistakes because he lost his focus on his faith. Mike’s story isn’t really about him, though; it’s about God showing patience and grace and still using someone with an imperfect past. “I joke a lot that my life is an example of what NOT to do,” he explains, “and that’s true for parts of my past, but now I can use my example to tell others that it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from or what you’ve done in the past. God has a plan for your life and it is never too late to embrace that.
“I’m not claiming to be a perfect Christian. That person doesn’t exist. I will claim to be a sinner saved by grace who has been blessed beyond what I deserve for many years now, even when I still mess up today.”
Mike often contributes articles to the Kansas City Metro Voice, a Christian newspaper, and is also the producer and host of “Missouri Viewpoints”, a news/public affairs television show. He’s also a former elected official in Grandview, having served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the city’s Board of Aldermen.
When not in the radio studio or on the television set, Mike spends his time reading (history is his favorite kind of book), cheering for the Mizzou Tigers, spending quality time on exercise machines and watching just about any baseball game he can find. He has a difficult time passing a good coffee shop without buying something tasty and overpriced.
Mike Ferguson’s favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 40: 28 – 31. He and his daughter, Amber, live in Grandview and are active members of Southland Baptist Church in Belton.