Mike Queen grew up in Wayne & Huntington, West Virginia. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business, he worked for ten years in a family supermarket business. He then earned an MDiv & a DMin from Southeastern Seminary. After five years as Associate Pastor at First Baptist in Greensboro, NC, he became pastor of First Baptist in Wilmington, where he served for twenty-five years. In addition to being the ‘interim pastor’ here at Winter Park, he works as a consultant and coach with The Center for Healthy Churches.
Mike loves his ‘across the street childhood sweetheart’, his wife of 47 years, Bobbie. They have two children and four grandchildren. They both love to travel, enjoy sports and being a part of the church. If Mike has a passion outside of all that, it is music. While he has no musical ability of his own, he appreciates those who do. Among his favorites are The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Zac Brown Band, Van Morrison, Sturgill Simpson and his Texas friend, Jimmy LaFave.