Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis

As Associate Pastor, Mike is responsible for creating the roadmap for helping our members and attenders get connected to FBC Umatilla. ¬†Mike oversees and leads LIFE Groups, Faith Riders, Men’s Ministry, MOPS, First Impressions Ministries, and our Missions Team.

Official Sounding Stuff


  • From Wynne, Arkansas (sounds like when, not where)
  • Married to Janelle for 22 years, with 4 kids
  • Graduated from Arkansas State University and Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Served in 3 previous churches (Las Vegas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas)

Not So Official Sounding Stuff

  • Mike is a diehard fan of the Razorbacks (U. of Arkansas) but has never owned a pig
  • However…he’s not a fan of Die Hard
  • He loves to workout and loves tacos (We’re pretty sure he works out because he loves tacos)
  • He is a certified rescue diver but never dove while diving, nor has he needed rescuing
  • Mike has been mistaken for Harry Connick Jr., Donald Draper, and Ulysses S. Grant
  • He has not been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive…yet
Student Pastor
Chase Allen
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Brooks Braswell