About the author

Mike Gantt

<p>I am a former pastor and retired businessman.&nbsp; I was born in 1951, and was married in 1972.&nbsp; We have children and grandchildren.</p> <p></p> <p>I was raised Roman Catholic and attended parochial school until the 7th grade.&nbsp; After moving to public school, I became agnostic and remained so until age 27.&nbsp; At that time, I began reading the Bible and then made the most important decision of my life:&nbsp; I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.&nbsp; Since that time, I have believed that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is His word.&nbsp; Though this faith of mine has not always been strong, it animates me today more than ever.</p> <p></p> <p>As for general education, I received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management from the University of South Carolina in Columbia (1972).&nbsp; As for theological education, I received a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (1986) and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1993).</p> <p></p> <p>I had a business career from 1972 to 1979, based in Columbia.&nbsp; I then entered seminary and became involved in full-time ministry from 1979 to 1994, based in St. Louis.&nbsp; I then resumed my business career, working variously out of Columbia, Charlotte, and Milwaukee, until I fully retired from business in 2015.</p> <p></p> <p>I spend my retirement studying the Bible and writing about it.&nbsp; More specifically, I study the Lord, seek to do His will, and write about the things I&rsquo;ve learned in the process.&nbsp; I started blogging for the Lord in late 2009 and have been doing so daily ever since.&nbsp; I have no special gifting or calling.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m just a person who&rsquo;s had opportunity to read the Bible&hellip;and report to you on it.</p>