Born in South Carolina, Mitch had a deep experience with God in 1976, three weeks before his 18th birthday. Six months later he felt the call to ministry and changed his desired vocation from Electronics Engineering to ministry. Mitch began attending his first Bible school in 1977 in his home town of Florence SC, and there met his future wife Susan. They were married in 1979, and later both graduated from Rhema Bible College. Mitch also obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from Christian Life School of Theology. Mitch and Susan live in Knightdale, NC and have four children (and 8 grandchildren).