Mike was a strong defender of his Catholic faith for over 35 years. In 1982 when he began reading the Bible for the first time he realized he was woefully deceived about life's most critical issue. His Catholic teaching contradicted the Bible on the doctrines of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christi alone. During Mike's crisis of faith he realized the Bible, as the inspired, infallible inerrant Word of God, must be his supreme authority in all matters of faith. His crisis ended when he repented of the Catholic teachings that were opposed to the Bible and trusted Christ alone as his all-sufficient Savior. Mike left the Catholic Church in 1984 and began worshipping God in Spirit and truth at an independent Bible Church in Dallas.