mike & jan sparrow

Pastor Mike Sparrow was raised Roman Catholic, then began his new life as a born again, Spirit-filled Christian through Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA. in 1977.  He has been on staff at Agape Church since 1986, seeing Agape grow in size and influence in the community and overseas.  Initially serving as a youth pastor and then associate pastor, Mike was chosen as lead pastor when Agape founder, Tim Morbitzer, and his family moved back to Indiana in 1994. 

Pastor Mike received a degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Christian International in 1996.  He has been licensed and ordained through the Association of Faith Churches and Ministries since 1986.

He has sought to bring the balance of ministry of the Spirit with teaching the full Gospel message.  He has pursued a life-long call to missions, leading and participating in over 25 short-term trips to 15+ countries.  Agape has continued apostolic work in Kenya and Cambodia.  Locally, Pastor Mike has been involved with several ministerial fellowships, promoting unity and cooperation amongst Evangelical churches.  He has served on the Board of Directors of Family Care Network for over 11 years.

Pastor Mike & Jan have been happily married since 1981.  The Lord has blessed them with three (now grown) children—Jeff, Alie and Joshua.  Besides ministry, Mike and Jan enjoy camping, hiking, volleyball, golf and an occasional scooter ride. They consider it a great privilege to serve God on the Central Coast!

What we believe

The Bible is the only inspired and authoritative written Word of God.

II Peter I:21, II Timothy 3:16,17

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.

I Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 15:1-19

The only means of salvation is through repentance from sin, and faith in the atoning blood of our Lord Jesus and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

John 3:3-6, Romans 10:9-13,Titus 3:4-7, II Corinthians 5:17

Titus 3:4-7, II Corinthians 5:17

The new birth breaks the power of the curse of sin, sickness and poverty. By faith in the living Word, a person my live in victory over the curse.

Deuteronomy 28, Galatians 3:13-14,29

The redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.

Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24

The baptism in the Holy Spirit, according toActs 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it. The Holy Spirit has been sent to empower the believer to live a victorious life through faith in God's Word. The Holy Spirit's presence is manifested by scriptural evidence of new tongues, power, boldness, holiness, spiritual fruit and gifts.

Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:1-6, Galatians 5:16-22, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 1 Peter 1:15-23, 2 Timothy 2:19-22

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:4-6, Revelation 20:11-15

In water baptism, not for salvation, but as an outward expression of an inward faith.

Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, 18:8

In the Blessed Hope, the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming.

I Thessalonians 4:13-17

In the Great Commission - Sharing our Christian faith and making disciples.

Mark 16:15-18 Matthew 28:18-20, I Corinthians 5:11-21

missions we support

Agape Kenya

Believers Missionary Fellowship  

Captive Hearts Ministry  

Love Without Borders - Israel  

Good Shepherd Ministries

India Campus Crusade

YWAM - Carol Starbuck

Lifewater International  

Mutual Faith Ministries

World Outreach Ministries Brazil

Victorious Living Ministries  

Rick Renner Ministries - Former Soviet Union

Association of Faith Ministries

Cambodia Harvest Church

Every Home for Christ

Gill Ministries

Harvesting in Spanish-El Salvador

Life 89.3 FM

Jon Colyer Ministries

Living Water Teaching - Paraguay

Living Word International - Thailand

Touching Hearts Ministry