lead PAStor: mike sternad

Pastor Mike has served in the ministry for 15 years and has been blessed to be an Assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel LAX for 8 years. He was sent out by Calvary Chapel LAX in Los Angeles to plant a church in Mobile Alabama. He grew up in Northern California. Upon entering High School, he began getting heavily into drugs. He ended up in Juvenile hall, a mental institution and later jail. He moved to Los Angeles and played guitar in a couple of bands. He was trying everything to be fulfilled. Finally, he remembered a Church called Calvary Chapel that his Dad and Step Mom took him to. He visited Calvary Chapel LAX and begin reading the Bible. God grabbed his heart from there and Mike began serving at the church by sweeping. He soon began teaching the Jr. High and God continually gave him more opportunities to serve. In 2004, he met his beautiful wife at CCLAX and they were married in 2006. He was ordained in 2009 and graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2011 .

In 2015, Mike began to feel a urge to plant a church. After much prayer, clear direction and much support from Calvary Chapel LAX, he was sent out to plant Calvary Chapel Mobile. He and his family are excited and expectant to see what God is going to do.

Pastor Mike's latest book is now available on Amazon!


BLESSED: A 30-Day Devotional to Encourage Your Life

This devotional through Psalm 23 reminds us that we are not in want, but are satisfied, fulfilled and free in Christ. It is a reminder of how your Redeemer has rained down so many gifts that you can’t help but be overwhelmed in a good way!

Pastor Mike's latest book is now available on Amazon!


FOCUS: A 30-Day Devotional to Encourage Your Life

Your focus will determine your faithfulness. My prayer is that this devotional will keep your eyes looking up and your heart bent toward the Lord. Focus on Jesus.

Check out Pastor Mike's book on difficulties and trials in the life of a believer, published in 2019 and available on Amazon


WHY, GOD? Understanding the Storms in the Life of the Believer


Sharing from personal stories, Pastor Mike explores the different type of storms we may be experiencing and what God may be trying to show us through those seasons. Why God? is everything you need to know in order to navigate the storms that come and to understand God's plan in the midst of trials.


Looking for encouragement on the go? Pastor Mike's 10-minute podcast, The Drive, offers daily thoughts rooted in the Word to encourage you in your walk with Christ. 

Available on Apple Podcasts, Buzzsprout, Podtail, and more. 


Pastor Mike teams up with Pastor Anthony Rea from Living Water Fellowship in Dothan, Alabama. Together, they discuss topics on faith, life, society, etc with a heart to examine challenging issues using a biblical perspective.

Available on Apple PodcastsBuzzsprout, and more. 

Connect with Pastor Mike:

Blog https://mikesternad.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mike_sternad/