Mike Van Vranken grew up in Forrest City, AR., a small town between Little Rock and Memphis. His relationship with God began at an early age under the nurturing of his parents and family. During an 8th grade retreat at the Catholic school he attended, he realized a life that is rich in the knowledge and presence of God was both attractive and intriguing. As he matured, the interest in that life grew in parallel fashion with his interests in starting a family and a successful career.
Following his graduation from the Univeristy of Arkansas in 1973, he became involved in the business world as a leader, mentor, speaker, coach and entrepreneur. He has used those business opportunities to share his Christian faith in a variety of ways. Today, he is a 2008 graduate of the University of Dallas with a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. And, while still active in the business environment, Mike is equally busy teaching, leading retreats and sharing God's message of love. He has a belief that life is good, and that life in Jesus Christ is even better than good - it's blessed.