Mike Cavanaugh currently serves as President of Elim Bible Institute and as Vice-President of Elim Fellowship, an association of 900 pastors, ministers and missionaries. He previously served for 20 years as the founding and Senior Pastor of Elim Gospel Church, a dynamic congregation of nearly 1,000 in Lima, NY. He currently supports the church as a teaching pastor and elder.
He is the founder of BASIC, a local church-based ministry to college students, and Mobilized to Serve, a ministry to single adults. He is the author of The Power and Purpose of Singleness. He is an Elim graduate and also has earned degrees from Roberts Wesleyan College (BS) and Bakke Graduate University (Master of Theological Studies).
A motivating speaker known for his clarity, humor and use of illustration, Mike has traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas. Due to his broad leadership experience and heart to equip church leaders, Mike finds himself invited often to speak at pastors’ and leadership events.
He and his wife, Terri, reside in Lima, NY, and have three adult children and six grandchildren.