Michael Cavanaugh

Mike Cavanaugh serves as the founder and director of Not Many Fathers, a ministry dedicated to mentoring emerging Christian leaders on how to make wise decisions, preach dynamically, and boldly initiate their visions so they can reach their God-given potential.

Mike was the founder and director of BASIC College Ministry, which is still impacting students for Christ today after forty years. He also founded and directed Mobilized to Serve, which for fifteen years challenged single adults to serve Christ. During this time, Mike authored God’s Call to the Single Adult, which sold more than 100,000 copies. This book is still published today under the title The Power and Purpose of Singleness.

Mike formally incorporated and pastored Elim Gospel Church, a dynamic congregation of nearly 1,000 in Lima, New York, for twenty years, leading them to raise the funds and construct a 60,000-square-foot ministry center. He also served as the fulltime vice president of Elim Fellowship, a ministerial organization where he worked with hundreds of pastors and Christian leaders.

Most recently, Mike served for eight years as the president of Elim Bible Institute and College, where he led the school to achieve full accreditation and saw hundreds of thousands of dollars of aid released for students. The school is now the only accredited charismatic Bible school in New York State. Mike is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute and College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Bakke Graduate University.

A motivating speaker known for his clarity and humor, Mike has traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas, equipping leaders and challenging young people to transform the world for Christ.

He and his wife, Terri, reside in Lima, New York, and have three adult children dedicated to world impact. Two are missionaries in Asia and one is a marketplace entrepreneur.

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