Mike DeFrees

Mike serves The Park Midtown as the parish pastor and The Park’s first church planter. He married his high school sweetheart, Meredith, in July of 2011. They have been a part of The Park since it was planted in 2010. Mike was a teacher and coach for four years until he joined The Park full time to pursue a church planting apprenticeship in 2014.

Mike and Meredith welcomed their first child, Holland, in October of 2014 and their son, Cai, in April of 2016. They enjoy being outside, visiting just about any body of water, working on house projects and spending their free time with family and friends.

Mike’s prayer for The Park Midtown is that it would be a Spirit-filled, multigenerational, multicultural body that has a heart for breaking down walls in the community through the power and love of Christ.