Mike Rasberry

Mike Rasberry
Mike Rasberry
Immanuel Baptist Church
612 Dale Drive
Slidell, LA70458

Synopsis of Mike Rasberry

Born June 20, 1946 in Clarke County Mississippi.

PERSONAL: Married July 15, 1966 to Diane Hales of Clarke County Mississippi.

They have 3 children: Mike, is married to Melissa. He owns a pyrotechnics company which specializes in close proximity fireworks for high end events.

Regina Etter is married to David Etter; they are missionaries in a restricted country.

Kevin currently serves as Youth Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, Slidell, Louisiana.

Mike and Diane have 8 grandchildren: Rachel, Torie, Charis , & Alia Etter; and Madison, John, Rebecca, & Jacob Rasberry.

PROFILE: Since being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps Mike has served as Pastor in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, and South Korea. He has served as a language missionary and Tentmaker missionary. He has served in Mission Evangelism on five continents and throughout the U.S.

Mike writes the devotional "A Word For Living" several times each week and "Ponderings", a commentary on contemporary issues. He has written travel and athletic articles for newspapers in the U.S. and Korea.

Mike is Executive Director of Faith-Walk Ministries under whose auspices he has led countless mission-evangelism groups into Mexico to work with indigenous churches.

Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Slidell, Louisiana since 2001, he has served in various Associational and State Convention positions. He has been an adjunct instructor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught for the University of Maryland and Troy State University during his overseas ministry time.

Diane is a Surgical Nurse. She has participated in personal evangelism and counseling in
Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and South Korea as well as throughout the U.S. She is a successful wife and mother and she effectively communicates the principles of God's Word through personal relationships, teaching, and counseling.

EDUCATION: Mike has studied at: Arizona Western College, Baptist Bible Institute, William Carey College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Institute; Liberty University; and with The American School of Counseling.

Diane has studied at: Baptist Bible Institute, University of Southern Mississippi, Sul Ross University, and Howard College.

SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE: Mike was "born again" in the Summer of 1957 during Vacation Bible School at Rolling Creek Baptist Church in rural Clarke County Mississippi. As a youth in Mississippi he participated in and led Music for monthly county-wide Baptist Youth Meetings. After High School he went to work in the oil fields.

In 1965 he joined the Marine Corps and went to Vietnam. He was meritoriously promoted 3 times and was honorably discharged as a sergeant (E-5) in 1969 at Yuma, Arizona. He knew by that time that God had a plan for his life and he had been serving as Minister of Music for a Mission Church. He had also begun attending college. In the Summer of 1970 he publicly confessed God's call upon his life to be a "Preacher of The Gospel". That call has been confirmed numerous times throughout the intervening years.

OTHER INTERESTS: Mike participates in softball and basketball, but his primary focus outside his ministry is raising cows and horses. He rode in rodeos during his early youth and still breaks and trains horses.

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject
God Is Still In Charge 1 Kings  17 Sovereignty of God; Care, God's
The Weapons Of Our Warfare 2 Corinthians  10 :1-6 Spiritual Warfare
Obtaining God's Blessings Haggai  2 :10-19 Blessings, God's; Holiness; God, Blessings of
The Lord Is My Shepherd Psalms  23 :1-6 Lordship; Shepherd, Jesus The; Psalm 23

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