Senior Pastor Mike Hogue

Dear Faith Bible Church,

My whole life has been geared toward ministry. I trusted Christ when I was 5 years old. I had asked my mom how I could fly without an airplane or jet pack, and she told me about the rapture. I wanted to be included in this special event, so I decided to place my faith in the work of Jesus Christ on my behalf. Even though we moved often as a military family, my parents were consistent with family devotions, and I grew up in various churches learning about Christ. In 8th grade, I decided to learn to play the guitar because I knew it would be an effective tool for leading worship. During high school, I had a fantastic youth pastor who taught me to observe Scripture, break it down, and then assimilate it into practical ways to live and to serve God. We did door-to-door witnessing, led 5-day camps, and ran programming for the children of adults attending conferences at the Sandy Cove Retreat Center.

When I was at the Air Force Academy in 1989, God revealed to me that I could have my childhood dream of flying airplanes, but that after my Air Force career I was to go to Dallas Theological Seminary to prepare for future ministry opportunities. I married the girl of my dreams, Heather, in 1991 two days after graduating from the Academy. We moved to Lubbock where Heather continued her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech while I was in pilot training. After pilot training, I attended Texas Tech University and received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. We then moved to Mount Holly, NJ, where I flew the KC-10A Extender for 5 years. Our oldest three children – Elizabeth, Abby, and Josh – were born during this time. Following that assignment, we moved to Del Rio, TX where I instructed undergraduate pilots in the T-1A Jayhawk. Our youngest, Chloe, was born there. Then, we moved to San Antonio where I served as the training command headquarters evaluator for the T-1.

My Air Force career culminated with five years in the Washington, D.C. area – mostly in the Pentagon serving in various roles to include being an executive officer for a civilian 3-star general equivalent. I retired in 2013, moved my family to the DFW area, and started seminary. I graduated in 2017, taught middle school math for two years, and then God called me to be the associate pastor of Midlothian Bible Church. While there, Heather completed a Master of Arts in Counseling at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute and is currently working as an LPC Associate at the Rush Creek Counseling Center in Arlington.
In my spare time, I enjoy racquetball, weightlifting, guitar, and reading.

I am excited to join the staff at FBC starting January 1, 2024 and to have the opportunity to serve you as your senior pastor. I have a passion for the Word of God and I love helping people take their next steps with Christ. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and to grow deeper in my love for the Lord alongside you.

- Pastor Mike

Join us in person this Sunday at 10:30am to get to know Pastor Mike better!