The Case for Life, Cornerstone Baptist Church
Mike grew up in Detroit and considered himself “pro-choice” until shortly after coming to faith in Christ in 1984, when the church he attended showed the pro-life film, The Silent Scream. Upon being confronted with the reality of abortion, Mike became deeply convicted and prayed for God’s forgiveness, offering himself as a voice for the unborn.
Mike served as a pastor for 23 years before joining the staff of Life Training Institute in 2012, where he serves as the Midwest Director of Training. Mike has a burden to awaken the church to the plight of mothers facing unplanned pregnancies and to the little ones they carry. He travels extensively throughout the United States speaking as the keynote at banquets and conferences and addresses thousands of students each year on high school and university campuses. Mike is a gifted and much sought after communicator who brings a pastor’s heart to the often emotional and divisive issue of abortion in a way that is both gracious and compelling. He and his wife, Barb, have five children including a daughter they adopted from Guatemala. Mike and his family currently reside in Celina, Ohio.
“Michael Spencer came to Lansing Catholic High School and spoke to all of our grade levels, freshman to senior. He did an amazing job of connecting with students of varying ages and backgrounds. I have never before received such positive student feedback about a speaker. Mike delved deep into the abortion debate and yet brought the students along step by step. This was an eye-opener for our students, and even those who were firmly in the pro-life camp found new motivation to go make a difference. We would love to have Mike return again to give us further training in pro-life apologetics.”
“Mike was powerfully effective at making a case for life. He was loving and compassionate, yet spoke with authority and precision. We were in awe of his words. This truly was one of our most successful banquets ever. God moved in people’s hearts to give more than ever, close to $82,000!”
“Mike Spencer was a pleasure to work with. His communication and people skills are excellent. His attention to detail and his desire to understand our ministry to provide the best possible presentation was greatly appreciated. Mike is an inspiring speaker that had our attendees talking long after the event was over. Not only is Mike a godly man with a passion to promote pro-life, but he is a professional seeking to honor God in all he does. I highly recommend Mike Spencer as a speaker at any type of pro-life related event or organization.”
“Dear Mr. Spencer,
Just recently, you came to Lansing Catholic High School and presented your extraordinary and moving stand on abortion and being pro-life. I have seen and been witness to abortion talks before, but never something this deep. You are amazing at what you do. Thank you so much for doing this for us students at LCHS. Keep doing what you’re doing. I know that had I been pro-choice, you would have easily changed my mind. You have left a very big footprint in my life.”
“Mike’s message met our mission and was encouraging and motivating. One attendee commented afterward, “I’ve waited all my life to hear someone say the things he said!” The following Sunday, we were unexpectedly blessed as our pastor (who attended the banquet) delivered a passionate message on the protection of life. What an encouragement to see immediate results! We hope to have Mike back in the future!”
“As a Christian I feel the need to be an advocate for the unborn. As a pastor I feel the responsibility of ushering our folks to think biblically about the issue of abortion. I live by the conviction to preach the truth, but with a sensitivity toward those who’ve had abortions and cannot undo what is done. Mike did an excellent job bringing redemptive language to this issue. He handled this very sensitive issue with grace as he explained the facts about abortion, laid out the biblical platform on which we should stand, and pointed those who’ve traveled down that road in the past toward healing. He was both effective and safe. He instructed us on how to be ready with an answer for those who bought the lie and he didn’t leave us a mess to clean up after he was gone. He is an incredible communicator and I highly recommend him to any church.”
“Mike Spencer was an eloquent, enthusiastic and dynamic speaker whose stories and presentation moved our audience in powerful ways. Significant funds were raised and donors caught the vision for our pregnancy center as never before. Mike understands the core issues of the pro-life message as few other speakers do, and is able to communicate those in a brilliant way. Many commented after the banquet about the tremendous impact Mike’s message had on them personally. We were extremely happy with Mike and whole-heartedly recommend him to others!”
“Mike Spencer was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a master of the art of communication. Mike and I spoke several times before our annual banquet, as his desire to understand our ministry and goals were paramount to his eloquent apologetics presentation of the why of being pro-life the night of our event. This banquet was one of our best, not just because we exceeded our fundraising goal, but because Mike is a humble and sincere man gifted by the Lord. Mike helped us glorify God – our most important ministry goal at Aspire. We will definitely have him back!”
“Mike Spencer spoke at our benefit dinners in November 2016. He did an outstanding job and people gave over $530,000, our highest amount ever. Mike was compelling, compassionate and persuasive. The way that he spoke about the issue was fresh, intellectual and easy to understand. Mike was universally applauded as one of the best speakers we have ever had. Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information about Mike or his presentation.”
“Mike has a pastor’s compassion and a prophet’s passion for the cause of life. He believes in the message he presents – that life matters from the womb to the tomb. At our 2016 Boot Camp, Mike gave excellent training for 25 university students. Mike exerted great energy during his evening presentation and the students soaked it up. Because of the WVRTL board’s confidence in Mike’s message, we invited him to be the speaker for the January 2017 Benefit Dinner. Comments from table hosts proved that our choice was right. And donations were the best ever.”
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