Meet the Pastor

Mike Lewis is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Cathedral of Praise. He and his wife Dean started the church with the help of three couples in 1987. Their heart – to create a multi-generational environment where people encounter the love of God and have an ongoing relationship with Him, discover and develop their gifts, then leverage their lives by living out their unique purpose in sharing the message of salvation and making a significant impact in their families, the community, and globally. 

HOMETOWN: Conway, South Carolina 

FAMILY: Mike and Dean have been married since 1974 and have two adult daughters, Megan and Macie, both married. They also have four grandchildren. 

EDUCATION AND MINISTRY BACKGROUND: Mike received his undergraduate degree in theology from Liberty College and a Master’s in Psychology from Goddard College. He worked as a Certified Addiction Specialist, served in independent churches and pastored in several denominations before starting Cathedral.

PASSIONS: Help people discover who they are in Christ. Mobilize the church to get involved in the community. Motivate and cultivate leadership. Share what he has learned with other pastors to help them minister more effectively to multiple generations.

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: Playing with the grandchildren, reading, boating and snow skiing.

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