Grace Equip Faculty
Grace Equip Faculty
Professors will guide you through the program and will be your point of contact for the class(es) in which you are entrolled.
Dr. Mike Chandler
Senior Pastor/Elder of Grace Pointe Church
Bio: I was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Osceola County, where I have lived most of my life. I trusted Christ when I was 15 years old, responding to an altar call at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee. I graduated from Osceola High School in 2004 and married Melanie Ames two years later. Since then the Lord has blessed us with five children—Caleb, Cadence, Logan, Timmy, and Daisy—and I am truly blessed to say I am married to my best friend. I first felt called to life-long ministry during our honeymoon and later realized I was called specifically to a preaching ministry when I was 24. After finishing graduate school, I began serving in my first pastorate here in Saint Cloud, serving as Lead Pastor of Harmony Community Church for more than 3 years. I came to Celebration Community Church in 2017, where God facilitated the launch of a satellite campus in Saint Cloud. I was called as Campus Pastor of that campus in 2018 and later became the Senior Pastor when the campus transitioned to operating as an autonomous church—Grace Pointe Church—in 2022.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Applied Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, All But Dissertation
- Doctor of Ministry (D.Min), Expository Preaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, 2016
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, 2013
- Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry, Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, 2012
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2010
- “The Adoption of Communication Theory Models in Homiletics” in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, Volume 21, Number 2 (2021)
- Overcoming the Influence: A Preacher’s Field Guide to Sermon Delivery for a Distracted Generation (Rainer Publishing: Nashville, 2018)