Biography

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Mike Silva is committed to Jesus Christ and is passionate about using his gift of evangelism to communicate the Good News to people around the world.

Mike has been married to his devoted wife Crystal for nearly 40 years. He and Crystal have four adult daughters, son in laws and grandchildren.

Mike has been privileged to share the Gospel with millions of people in at least 35 countries of the world. In addition to his evangelistic festivals, Mike has been a featured speaker at numerous high-profile conferences, Ivy league and college campuses, and the largest men's events and music festivals in the nation. Silva says of himself, "If God can use me, He can use anyone!"

After losing his father in a tragic accident when Mike was only six years old, he found the forgiveness and comfort he longed for when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 10. By the time he was 19, the Lord had clearly called him to do the work of evangelism. This calling became a bright and burning passion in Mike's heart. After graduating from International Bible College and Graduate School of Theology, he spent 15 years serving in several different areas of ministry as a church pastor, a missionary in Brazil, and a national director of evangelism.

Mike's original focus to become an evangelist remained undaunted and in 1994 Mike Silva Evangelism International was formed. The Lord has gifted Mike with divine passion and incredible opportunities to bring Jesus' hope to desperate souls in the hidden corners of the world. "We are driven," Silva says, "to reach the forgotten cities of the world."

Mike loves to convey Biblical truth in print and broadcast media as well. His most recent book is, #1 Man: What Every Dad Desires, What Every Daughter Needs.  He has coauthored several other books and has been a guest on Moody Broadcasting Network, Focus on the Family, TBN, and NeedHim broadcasts.

The Silvas make their home in Oregon.  They are active members in their church where Mike serves as the pastor.

 

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