Pastor Daniel Mikesh

Daniel Mikesh was called to serve as pastor in January 2011. He grew up in Ames, Iowa, and graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife Olya live in Clear Lake and have five children. You can find him on Twitter at daniel_mikesh.


Pastor Daniel seeks to lead the church from the following theological convictions:
  • The glory of God – To bring glory to God is the very reason for our being (Romans 11:36) and the goal of our church (Ephesians 3:21)
  • Knowing God – To bring the church into joyous, life-giving fellowship with the Triune God – knowing the Father through the Son in the Spirit – is the goal of all true New Covenant ministry that continues in the apostolic pattern (1 John 1:1-4)
  • The sovereignty of God – God is sovereign in salvation (Ephesians 1:3-14) and over all things (Romans 11:36)
  • The sufficiency of Scripture – God’s word is sufficient for every aspect of church life: worship, discipleship, witness, counseling, and how the church is led and run
  • Expository preaching – Teaching and preaching the whole counsel of God, as both Old and New Testaments, in all their diversity and God-inspired richness, together testify to God’s redeeming work in Christ
  • Biblical theology – The Bible tells us the true story of the world, and we should seek to understand it on its own terms and categories as it unfolds the sovereign plan of God to bring His kingdom (His saving reign) from heaven to earth, from creation to new creation, through covenant, for His glory in Christ
  • Every member ministry – The church grows into the fullness of Christ when every member of the church is equipped for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12-16)
  • Discipleship – Every believer is a student-follower of Jesus helping others follow Jesus; relationships within the body of Christ are more important than programs
  • Evangelism – The message of Christ crucified, risen, and reigning is more important than the methods: evangelism is simply speaking to people about Jesus – who He is, what He has done, and His call to repentance, faith, and discipleship