Jesus Christ changes everything. Not being raised in a Christian home and living only for himself, Mike was confronted with the emptiness of a life of sin and shame. Miserable, used up and feeling hopeless, he was rescued from a life of bondage by the grace of God in 1979 in Green River, Wyoming. After moving to Florida, God brought his wife Karen into his life and they began their journey through life and ministry together. The Summers moved to Olathe in order to plant a church in November of 1990 and Countryside was organized. Mike completed his undergraduate education at Calvary Bible College & Theological Seminary and his M.Min. and D.Min. from Northland International University Graduate School. Mike and Karen have six incredible children, three beautiful daughters-in-law, and seven wonderful grandchildren. Besides the fulfillment of walking with Christ, joy of family and privilege of ministry, Mike enjoys the quiet of being alone with God outside in open spaces. When he is not studying God’s Word or spending time with his family, you might find him on his bike or working on the farm.