Mike SpencerMike Spencer grew up in a non-Christian home in Detroit, Michigan, and considered himself “pro-choice” until shortly after coming to faith in Christ in 1983 when the church he attended showed the pro-life film, “The Silent Scream.”

Upon being confronted with the reality of abortion, Mike became deeply convicted and prayed for God’s forgiveness, offering himself as a voice for the unborn.

Mike served as a pastor for 23 years before joining the staff of Life Training Institute in 2012. He serves as the Midwest Director of Training at LTI and travels extensively throughout the United States equipping pro-lifers on high school and university campuses, in churches and serving as the keynote at pro-life banquets and conferences.

Mike is a gifted and much sought-after communicator — he brings a pastor’s heart to the often emotional and divisive issue of abortion in a way that is both gracious and kind.

In 2001 at 39 years old, Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given only a 30 percent chance of survival. He underwent surgery and six months of intensive radiation and chemotherapy and now enjoys a clean bill of health. He is deeply grateful for God’s merciful healing.

He and his wife, Barb, have four biological children and a daughter they adopted from Guatemala. Mike and his family currently reside in Celina, Ohio.


The bio above was submitted at the time of the award presentation.