Blues2Joy Band & Sound Crew
See the B2J Godcast Page of this website for the portal to Ron's "The Soul Winner Sessions" Podcast...
I grew up in Huffman Texas graduating from Hargrave High School. Attended Houston Baptist University studying Christianity and Speech. Completed a bachelor degree program at International Bible Institute. I am a Licensed and Ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving in several Texas Baptist churches over 25 years as a Youth and Music minister, Associate Pastor and lead Pastor. I am married to a beautiful compassionate wife that has been by my side for many years. We currently have 4 adult children and 5 wonderful grandkids.
I am a co-founder of The Good News Band/Blues2joy ministries with Jim Massey. We have been actively involved in music evangelism since 1988.
My passion in ministry has always been sharing the Gospel and Winning souls into the Kingdom. This podcast will be devoted to sharing effective strategies in winning people to Christ. People need the Lord. "God is not willing that anyone perish" without hearing the Good News!
I was raised in Houston, Texas into a religious home and attended church regularly with my family. Later in life I discovered that while we were believers in God as a family, I didn't have any real assurance of salvation. In high school I started dating a girl that insisted that if we were to date regularly that I go to church with her. This placed me under the sound of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as I had never heard it before and just before my 18th. birthday I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I am happy to say that girl is now my wife since 1970. Though life has sent some challenges my way, I have never regretted that decision.
I learned to play guitar at the age of 6 when my Dad purchased an acoustic guitar for me from Sears. He taught me the basics being a band musician himself in the late 1930’s and 1940’s after WWII. I went on to play in secular bands in the 1960’s and shared the stages with talents like B.J.Thomas, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Albert Collins. I met Ron Hathaway in the late 1980’s and we formed The Good News Band with another musician, Scott Atkinson. Blues2Joy was formed from the Good News Band to be more in line with the ministry goals. I count it an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a vital ministry as Blues2Joy.
My wife's name is Sue and we have one daughter-Jennifer and grandson-Mason. “Big Daddy” has plans to teach Mason how to play guitar one day.
"The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? " (Psalm 27:1)
I can tell you a moving story about a totally average, undeserving young man growing up on the West Texas plains, surrounded with incredible men and women who invested their lives to mentoring him in Biblical scripture, Christian doctrine, and outreach to those who would hear God's word.
Through God's providence, that young man was blessed with marriage to a wonderful wife, the birth of four absolutely perfect children, and subsequently with 13 amazing grandchildren. The Holy Spirit uniquely called Mike to serve in executive and project management positions in the oil and gas pipeline industry in the US, in Europe, and in Southeast Asia.
In 1998, the Holy Spirit guided Mike into a musician/songwriter/minister relationship with Blues2Joy. Shortly afterwards, the ministry efforts of B2J were joined to World Hope Missions, opening opportunities to support ministry efforts in schools, prisons, and churches in South Africa, Kenya, and Ukraine.
From 2012 to present, Mike was called to a new adventure serving as pastor of Cypress Cowboy Church in Cypress, Texas on a bi-vocational basis. In 2020, Mike and Lynn Pierce are approaching their 48th wedding anniversary, and transitioning from a bi-vocational pastorate into commercial retirement and full time pastor of Cypress Cowboy Church.
God Is Good! All The Time!
I have played drums most of my life. My musical career began 25 years ago as the drummer in the praise and worship band at church.
In 2008 I joined Blues2Joy. We play to the homeless, the imprisoned and to wandering souls in general, which is a state we all find ourselves in at some point in our lives. I guess I receive more of a blessing from those we minister to as they say they receive from us.
The Blues2Joy band is made up of more than just musicians. Our ranks include ordained and dedicated pastors who preach the Word of God and all are brothers in Christ Jesus, my personal Lord and savior.
Mike has been a major part of the ministry for many years. He is married with children and grandchildren. He is a self employed engineer and a blessed Brother in The Lord.
See the B2J Godcast Page of this website for the portal to Pastor Mike's "Something To Think About" Podcast...
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been married to a wonderful woman, Dela, for 43 years. Together we have four adult children and 13 grandchildren.
The Huss family left Minnesota in August of 1992 to venture south into Texas, destination Houston. I am an ordained Baptist minister in the Baptist General Conference and came to Houston as a national church planter to establish a seeker sensitive church touching the hearts of those who were wounded in their faith walk and in need of God's grace, giving them the hope of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I have a servant's heart with the desire of witnessing the powerful language of God's love, touching the hearts of people through the dynamic venue of music. It is when the individual heart is filled with God grace and love that an awesome miracle unfolds through a new and reborn life.
I was born in a raised in small town called Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It was here that I was taught the core values of faith, family and hard work. As a young child I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior I was baptized in Old Saint James Church at 13 years of age by Rev. G.W. Westbrook.
I moved from Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Houston Texas in my early twenties where I began my career at Compaq Computers and joined Neighborhood Bible Study Ministries where I served people in communities of 1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5th Ward in Houston. Star of Hope, Salvation Army, Missions of Yahweh and many nursing homes downtown were some of the places we would share the Word and love of God.
In 1991 I received my license to preach and have continued to be of service in ministry with Cypress Cowboy Church as well as through music with Blues2Joy. I have always had a passion for music and over the years have played many instruments with my favorites being the trombone and bass guitar.
I have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and my lovely wife of many years Rebecca . We are members of Cypress Cowboy Church where we enjoy the fellowship and learning of the Western Heritage. As one of the first members of Cypress Cowboy Church we have seen the location change but the faith, family and values of this church remain the same.
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
See the B2J Godcast Page of this website for the portal to Dr. Lyon's "Faith and Science In the News" Podcast... Dr.Lyon is also featured in our BIBLE STUDY section of this website "Faith & Science Apologetics"
I grew up in rural, north central Missouri. The family moved to Kansas during my last semester of high school. I earned my Ph.D. in Biology from Kansas State University, then went on to complete a National Institutes of Health – U.S. Public Health Service postdoctoral fellowship at Tulane University Medical School. Following my fellowship, I had faculty appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at two medical schools.
After 20 years in academia I moved to the private sector spending another 30 years managing R&D, intellectual property, quality, health, safety and environmental compliance for a publicly traded company. I am now retired and getting reacquainted with many interests and hobbies including hiking, amateur radio, microscopy, astronomy, archery, etc. Hiking is a wonderful pass time for me. I have hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the John Muir Wilderness and the Wind River Range.
I have been married to my wife Diana since 1972 and I am a father and grandfather. I grew up in Baptist churches and was baptized when I was thirteen. Diana and I have attended Bible and Evangelical Free churches over the years. I began teaching a Jr. High boys Sunday School class in 1970 and continue to be involved in the ministry of teaching at my church. I have served in churches as both a deacon and an elder over the years.
I have been teaching since 1970 in both the sciences and the Bible and very much enjoy apologetic discussions in the areas of faith and science. I look forward to bringing that conversation to the podcast world with Blues2Joy Ministries.