Mike Sparrow was raised in Southern California as a Roman Catholic. In 1977, during the “Jesus People Movement” he received his new life as a born again, Spirit-filled Christian through Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA. Mike has been on pastoral staff at Agape Church since 1986, initially serving as a youth pastor, then associate pastor and becoming lead pastor in 1994. Pastor Mike received a degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Christian International in 1996 and a master’s degree in Biblical Studies in 2011. He has been ordained since 1986 and serves as a regional director for the Association of Faith Churches and Ministries (AFCM).
In 2018, Mike and the Agape leadership recognized God was orchestrating an exciting new season of change and transition. Mike stepped down as Lead Pastor as Jeff Bower stepped up. Now Mike serves as Missions/Senior Pastor. He has pursued a life-long call to missions, leading and participating in over 45 short-term trips to 15+ countries. Agape is continuing apostolic work in Kenya, Cambodia and in partnership with several other ministries, including COG Global and AFCM. Locally, Pastor Mike has been networking with several ministerial fellowships, promoting unity and cooperation amongst Evangelical churches. Since 2000, he has been involved with Family Care Network, serving on the Board of Directors, and now in Community Relations. As Missions Pastor, he hopes to expand Agape’s service and influence in the local SLO Community.
Pastor Mike & Jan have been happily married since 1981. The Lord has blessed them with three (now grown) children—Jeff, Alie and Joshua all serving God and married to amazing spouses! In addition, five energetic and creative grandchildren are now part of the family! Besides ministry, Mike and Jan enjoy camping, hiking, volleyball, golf and an occasional scooter ride. They consider it a great, great privilege to serve God on the Central Coast and beyond!
The Bible is the only inspired and authoritative written Word of God.
II Peter I:21, II Timothy 3:16,17
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.
I Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 15:1-19
The only means of salvation is through repentance from sin, and faith in the atoning blood of our Lord Jesus and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
John 3:3-6, Romans 10:9-13,Titus 3:4-7, II Corinthians 5:17
Titus 3:4-7, II Corinthians 5:17
The new birth breaks the power of the curse of sin, sickness and poverty. By faith in the living Word, a person my live in victory over the curse.
Deuteronomy 28, Galatians 3:13-14,29
The redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24
The baptism in the Holy Spirit, according toActs 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it. The Holy Spirit has been sent to empower the believer to live a victorious life through faith in God's Word. The Holy Spirit's presence is manifested by scriptural evidence of new tongues, power, boldness, holiness, spiritual fruit and gifts.
Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:1-6, Galatians 5:16-22, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 1 Peter 1:15-23, 2 Timothy 2:19-22
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:4-6, Revelation 20:11-15
In water baptism, not for salvation, but as an outward expression of an inward faith.
Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, 18:8
In the Blessed Hope, the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming.
I Thessalonians 4:13-17
In the Great Commission - Sharing our Christian faith and making disciples.
Mark 16:15-18 Matthew 28:18-20, I Corinthians 5:11-21
Believers Missionary Fellowship
Captive Hears ministry
Love Without Borders –Israel
Goof Shepherd Ministries
YWAM – Carol Starbuck
Mutual Faith Ministries
World Outreach Ministries – Brazil
Rick Renner Ministries – Former Soviet Union
Association of Faith Ministries
Cambodia Harvest Church
Harvesting in Spanish – El Salvador
Family Life Radio 89.3
Jon Colyer Ministries
Living Water Teaching – Paraguay
Living Word International – Thailand
Touching Hearts Ministry
Tree of Life
Cali Life Church – Santa Maria
Unreached Villages – Billy Graham Palouse
Child Evangelism Fellowship – Good News Clubs
Ends Of The Earth Ministries – Dana & Liz Niles
Campus Crusade – Jamey Pappas