Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church. Mike and his wife, Carlynn, grew up in Long Beach, attending high school together and the Moody Bible Institute together. Mike earned his Master's Degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary. Carlynn and Mike have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie. Mike is the author of several books including: Praying for Sunday, and Preaching that Changes Lives.