Mike Ellis

Executive Pastor

As Associate Pastor, Mike is responsible for creating the roadmap for helping our members and attenders get connected to FBC Umatilla.  Mike oversees and leads LIFE Groups, Faith Riders, Men’s Ministry, MOPS, First Impressions Ministries, and our Missions Team.

Official Sounding Stuff

  • From Wynne, Arkansas (sounds like when, not where)
  • Married to Janelle for 22 years, with 4 kids
  • Graduated from Arkansas State University and Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Served in 3 previous churches (Las Vegas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas)

Not So Official Sounding Stuff

  • Mike is a diehard fan of the Razorbacks (U. of Arkansas) but has never owned a pig
  • However…he’s not a fan of Die Hard
  • He loves to workout and loves tacos (We’re pretty sure he works out because he loves tacos)
  • He is a certified rescue diver but never dove while diving, nor has he needed rescuing
  • Mike has been mistaken for Harry Connick Jr., Donald Draper, and Ulysses S. Grant
  • He has not been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive…yet