Michael Cunningham

Grace Church,
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Grace Church
December 24
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About My Family

Dr. Mike Cunningham has been in ministry for more than two decades. He has served in a variety of capacities in five different states. Raised in the Rocky Mountains, Mike feels a call to the Provo/Salt Lake Metro area to bring the gospel to an underserved North American missions context.

Mike holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Liberty University and is currently finishing a Ph.D. from Dallas Baptist University. He has also earned master's degrees in Christian education and missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a graduate certificate in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a Bachelor of Church Music Degree from Baylor University.

He and his wife, Sharon, have been married more than 25 years, and they have a 10-year-old son named Wei.

About My Ministry

Mike grew up in the Rockies and after 20+ years in ministry, he felt the call to return to the region to be a gospel presence and to plant a church. In 2019, they pointed their Uhaul westward and drove 2,000 miles to their new home. Prior to moving, Mike prayed, "Lord, let me put a church where there isn't one." Now, he lives in a community where there is one Baptist church for every 40,460 people.

Mike and Sharon plan to plant Grace Church in Vineyard, Utah. Mike also serves as an academician, evangelist, author, speaker and a chaplain.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites, and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless, and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard-to-reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by their institution and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


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