About Dr. Mike Campbell
Originally from Bluefield, Virginia, Michael Campbell graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Religion from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. In college, he met Keren, who is from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. Keren is the eldest daughter of Dr. Walford Thompson and Jenness Thompson, former members of Old Cutler Presbyterian Church where Walford was an elder.
Mike and Keren were married in 1987 at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church and have three children: Katherine, Matthew and Elisabeth.
Mike did graduate studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts finishing his Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation in May 1992, the Campbells moved to Miami, Florida where Mike worked for five years with Ministries in Action, Inc., a non-denominational mission agency focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. His primary responsibility was as Director of Project Ebenezer, which sent short term mission teams to holistic community based projects in churches throughout the Caribbean. At that time, Mike and Keren became members at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church where Mike taught a thriving adult Sunday school class and served for a time as a ruling elder.
In 1997 Mike became the pastor of Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Cutler Ridge, Florida. In his seven year tenure, the church went through a time of exciting growth and revitalization including building a new sanctuary. In 2004, Mike, with Keren and their three children, moved to Jackson, Mississippi where he assumed the role of organizing pastor and then senior pastor of Redeemer Church PCA. Under his leadership the church grew rapidly into a strong and vibrant multi ethnic congregation. Mike was also the driving force in launching Redeemer’s urban Christian elementary school called The Redeemer’s School, which provides an excellent Christian education to underprivileged children in the city of Jackson. He now serves on the board of the school. In addition, Mike is presently involved in helping Redeemer plant a new church in an inner city area of Jackson called Midtown.
Denominationally, Mike has served as a moderator of the South Florida presbytery and the Mississippi Valley Presbytery. In addition, he has been on several different presbytery committees. He has preached at two P.C.A. General Assemblies and also led smaller seminars. He served for three years on the board of Covenant Theological Seminary.
Mike received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2014, the emphasis of his study being on the church and the city with a specific focus on diverse cultural inclusion through the gospel. Mike has a passion for impacting all people with the truths of the Reformed faith and the life changing power of the gospel.