Pastor Profile: Mike Nortune

The latter half of last week through the weekend, I had the privilege of ministering with Pastor Mike Nortune of Life Church East Bay in Concord, CA (Bay Area). Mike took the time to show me around San Francisco (my first time) and treat me to a Yankees vs. the A’s game at the classic Oakland Coliseum.

But Mike really stood out as a Pastor who loves Jesus and who loves the community around him. Here are some fun facts about Mike:

1. He doesn’t have a Facebook account.
2. He is the father of six, four of which are quadruplets (not kidding).
3. He juggles his time between fathering, pastoring, “superintending” a Christian school, speaking, and acting as a coach for church planters.
4. He organizes a day camp each summer for kids in the church and community (250 of them this year), providing excellent programs that entertain, teach, and inspire – all for FREE.

Thanks for a great time in NoCal, Mike!

Here’s the link to the church at which Mike pastors:



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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.