Mike is the founding pastor of North Church in Spokane planted in 1999 and helped found Serve Spokane which serves thousands of people food and clothing. As a young family Mike and his wife Tesa served as missionaries in Central America and afterwards planted a church Hope Chapel in Prescott, Arizona. The Meade’s have 2 married sons (both pastors) and he is the grandfather of 4. Mike earned a Masters in Theology from Bakke University and with the collaboration of 5 other churches started Spokane Ministry Institute. SMI trained many emerging leaders who are today pastoring churches and running nonprofit ministries. Throughout the years Mike’s heart has been to reach the lost, serve the poor and make disciples who make disciples.