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Reverend Dr. Michael D. Guthrie Reverend Dr. Michael D. Guthrie

Reverend Dr. Michael D. Guthrie has been teaching the Bible for 30 years and is known for his quirky humor, life-related teaching, and practical instruction.

He and his wife, Cathy, are long time residents of Ross Township. Cathy owns and operates Maple Valley Farms, a small organic honey business. Pastor Mike, a pilot, enjoys flying small airplanes, remodeling, and the outdoors. The Guthries have two children. Their daughter Rebekah is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Denver. Their son Joshua, a missionary pilot, gave his life in service in 2010 and is now safely home with Jesus.

Pastor Mike holds earned degrees from the Community College of Beaver County (AA/Professional Pilot), Taylor University-Fort Wayne (B.A.), Asbury Theological Seminary-KY (M. Div.), and United Theological Seminary-OH (D. Min). His doctorate was awarded for his creative development of a chronological Bible study on the life of Christ using the four Gospels. Pastor Mike has written a number of community Bible Studies, including "Struggling Against Spiritual Forces: A Biblical Strategy for Successful Living Amidst the Unseen World of Angels, Demons, and Satan" ; "Unleashing the Power of the Holy Spirit: A Bible View of the Holy Spirit: His Nature, His Work and His Gifts" ; "Moving Beyond Mediocrity: Practical Instruction on Shattering Religious Boredom and Spiritual Apathy" ; "Discovering the Life of Christ: A Biographical Study of the Life" ; and his recent "If I Should Die Before I Wake: Unlocking the Biblical View of Life After Death".