Cell: 864 760 2869
Present Address: 5016 Cross Pointe, Anderson, S. C. 29625
Mike was born here in Anderson on Oct. 29, 1942, Anderson Memorial Hospital, Anderson, South Carolina. He is the son of Loy and Inez Vandiver, both deceased.
Mike graduated from Boy’s High School (1960) and from Wofford College (1969). He received his Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1974 and his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1994.
Mike began his military service (US Army) in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1969. He attained the rank of Specialist 5th Class.
Mike and his wife, Donna, were married in 1969. Donna graduated from Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C., in 1965 and has taught in the public schools in Virgina and South Carolina. She has taught violin privately and was in charge of the strings program in Berkley County. She presently sings in the choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church and plays violin in The Anderson Community Orchestra.
Mike and Donna have two children and three grandchildren.
EARLY LIFE EXPERIENCES:
Mike had two main experiences in his
Anderson High School Band (1956-1960) Drum Major (1959, 1960)
Eagle Scout (1957), Troop 105, Trinity UMC., Patrol Leader, Sr. Patrol Leader
Camp Staff, Camp Old Indian: 1957 Bugler, 1958 Taught Scout Craft
Order Of The Arrow (1956) Brotherhood (1957)
Wofford College Band: Drum Major Wofford College ROTC Band Drum Major
Wofford College Glee Club
Vocation: United Methodist Minister, S. C. Annual Conference (Retired Jun. 2008)
Churches served in SC Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Townville Charge, Dickson Memorial UMC in Townville, SC and Friendship UMC outside Seneca, SC
St. John’s UMC, Anderson, SC, Associate Pastor
St. John’s UMC, Aiken, SC, Associate Pastor
Main Street UMC, Abbeville, SC
Mt. Holly UMC, Rock Hill, SC
Cherokee Place UMC, North Charleston, SC
Moncks Corner UMC, Moncks Corner, SC
Central UMC, Spartanburg, SC
Lee Road UMC, Taylors, SC
Friendship UMC, Rock Hill, SC
Interim Service in Retirement: New Hope UMC, Anderson and Dickson Memorial in Townville
Service to Church and Community:
Presently teaching Young Adult Sunday School Class at St. Johns UMC, Anderson
Started Salkehatchie Camps: Work camps where young people, accompanied by adult supervisors, work on homes of people who can not afford repairs to those homes.
Horsecreek Valley, Aiken, SC; Abbeville, S. C.; Lake City, SC; Rock Hill, S. C.
Co Founder of Mission Possible: Takes 15 young people from S. C. Conf. Of United Methodist Church to a 3rd World country for two weeks and then brings 15 young people from that country here for two weeks.
Served on District Board of Ordained Ministry: Gives guidance to persons entering United Methodist ministry:
Anderson, Orangeburg, Rock Hill and Charleston Districts
Served on District Superintendent’s Committee: Has responsibility of evaluating and supporting the work of the District Superintendent:
Anderson, Orangeburg, Charleston and Rock Hill Districts
Served on S. C. United Methodist Conference Boards:
Disaster Relief, Board of Church and Society,
Serving Presently as The Peace With Justice Coordinator
Served as President of:
Anderson Hospital Clergy Association, Aiken Clergy Association, Abbeville Clergy Association
Served on following Boards:
Medical Ethics Committee, Anderson Memorial Hospital
Abbeville County Mental Health Association, Vice President
Croft House Board of Directors, Aiken, SC
Upstate Homeless Coalition, Treasurer
Aiken Heart Association
Crisis Ministries, Anderson, S. C.
Camp Providence (Anderson) Board, Vice Chair 2009
Presently Serving on The Anderson School of Theology for Laypersons Board
Mission Project: Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe. (Spring, 2001)