When Mike was a new Christian, over thirty years ago, he didn't know anything about the Bible, or much about the life-changing decision he had just made. One day he stumbled over a program on the radio and thought "That man is a good Bible teacher." He continued to tune in, and his listening evolved into two years of sitting at his bachelor kitchen table every evening, notebook, Bible, and pen in hand, and studying the Bible with John MacArthur. He considers MacArthur to be his first pastor in a way, as Mike was still in his formal church and hadn't yet made the decision to go elsewhere.
For years he has wanted to tell Dr. MacArthur how much he appreciated MacArthur's early influence and help. Last night he got his opportunity.