Austin Brothers Publishing Author - Mike Sandlin
When you experience a call from God, life changes permanently. That's what happened to Mike Sandlin. A medical emergency put Mike in a position to hear God unmistakably and led him into working with men through the church. His vast experience working with his friends and as a resource person to many others has provided the information shared in "The Call: A Journey into Men's Ministry."

Hear what others have said: "Mike Sandlin's story, his journey, and his counsel are invaluable to any man ready to put into practice the Great Commission." (Marty Granger)

"His passion comes from life-changing experiences… The Call is an important read for anyone who cares about making a true difference in the lives of men." (Mark Abernathy)

"This book will inspire and educate the need to reach men and give many helpful insights into how to have a fruitful ministry to men in any size or type of church." (Roy A. Smith)

Mike has always had a passion for reaching men for Christ; but, after being diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) in December 2006, the reality of the need to impact men's lives became paramount. Since then, Mike has led Men Bible Studies and Discipleship Groups to encourage men in their walk with Christ. He speaks at men's groups regularly and spends hours just talking to men about their spiritual walk. His life verse comes from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, "So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." The key here is to share or pour his life into others.

Mike earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, NC. His concentration was in Management and Organizational Development. Mike retired from Duke Energy in March 2016 after 42 years. He established and led teams performing incident investigations and developing and overseeing projects for Duke Energy. In the last several years of service, Mike was responsible for overseeing the Corrective Action and Human Performance Improvements for Duke Energy's Nuclear Division Reactor Services group.

Mike and Joanne have been married for 46 years and live in Hampstead, NC. They have two children and two grandchildren. He and his wife are active members of Scotts Hill Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, where he teaches a Sunday morning class and serves as an Elder. In addition, Mike was a Field Representative for Man in the Mirror for four years. He currently serves with the Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches as a Men's Ministry Consultant and as the NC Baptist on Mission Men's Ministry State Coordinator. Mike is also a member of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men and is part of the Iron Sharpens Iron National Men's Equipping Conference Network.

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