06 Jan Episode 82 | Church Unity
OneHeartDC’s and our 700+ partners are united in our belief that the good news or gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives. This movement of churches, Christian leaders and Christ-centered organizations are working together because of the biblical mandate Jesus prayed in John 17, but also so that our collective impact for the gospel is magnified.
Thus, through Spirit-directed unity, expressions of the Church are achieving much more than they could separately. Pastors Mike Minter and Steve King spoke about Church unity on this episode of Good News for the City.
Pastor Steve King
Pastor Steve King has served as the Senior Pastor at Cherrydale from October 2, 1983 to August 31, 2019. Steve has a passion to make disciples who love God and people above all else. He leads the Band of Brothers pastors’ fellowship in Arlington, has served on the board of Pioneers International for 26 years, and is part of the leadership team of One Heart DC.
Steve holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BBA) and Western Seminary (MDiv). He has been married to his sweetheart Mae Belle for 44 years and they have two sons, Caleb and Joshua (married to Naomi), and their granddaughter Elise.
Mike was born into a Navy family in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1944. His father was an Admiral and the family lived in Hawaii and had three different tours of duty at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Mike attended the Naval Academy and has a degree from Old Dominion University in Political Science.
While traveling with a friend through Europe in 1970, Mike trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior through this friend’s consistent witness.
With a growing desire to study and teach the Scriptures, Mike entered Florida Bible College in 1972 and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Bible.
It was at FBC that he met and married his wife, Kay, and was called to the ministry to start an evangelical work in Reston. The first Bible study was held in the home of Charles Swift in June of 1974, and the first RBC church service was in the Reston Sheraton in March of 1975.
Mike and Kay live in Ashburn and have four adult children — Kelly, Megan, Katie, and David — and a growing number of grandchildren.