Dr. Mike Rakes


Dr. Mike Rakes, a graduate of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, has been unanimously selected by Evangel University’s Board of Trustees as the university’s fifth president. Dr. Rakes is a skilled educator and minister and brings to the university a depth of knowledge in higher education, long range strategic planning, community engagement, and ministry.


New From Mike Rakes


What happens when the God of miracles doesn’t give you the miracle? What happens when you pray fervently, and God remains silent and unmoving? What happens when God lets you down?

About Mike

Mike Rakes is a pastor, educator, prophet, and author, who—along with his wife, Darla—serves the body of Christ and has a passion to share the love of God with everyone. Mike has a heart for communicating to American culture about a God in which so many have lost faith. He believes in making theology practical and understandable for every person. For years, Mike delivers prophetic words to people everywhere he goes. He believes that once a person experiences the love of God and hears what God really thinks about them, it changes everything. Both he and Darla have dedicated their lives to listen to the voice of God and follow wherever He leads.


The latest posts from Dr. Mike Rakes

The Past is Another Country

The past is another country they do things differently there, someone said. "By the rivers of Babylon," the poet begins, "There we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion." Psalm 137:1 begins to expose the grief and loss of all they had...

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Socialism is not your biggest threat, Pride is!

It's more important than ever to follow in the way of Jesus. The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by a Gentile, not a Jew, who was not one of the disciples we read about in the Scriptures. Luke's unique perspective connects us to...

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A Poem for Wit

The Empty Chair The chair sat empty no voice heard,  Only silence from the corner,  With no sound from God’s song bird.    A broken heart, oh the deepness of this loss,  The mind squeezes the silence where life, Song, and...

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We See It Too!

Many today struggle to understand the vandalism and even worse acts that are showing up on our social media feeds and in the news. I am too. And it is certainly ok to be upset about it. I fear that things will worsen, and we must pray for those in...

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