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Pastor Mike Hilson
Senior Pastor

Mike Hilson is the Lead Pastor at New Life Church in La Plata, Maryland. Mike grew up in North Carolina where he met his wife, Tina. They moved to La Plata in 1999 to pastor New Life Church, which has grown from a congregation of less than 100 attendees into several churches and video venues. The New Life Network now averages more than 5,000 in attendance across Maryland and Virginia.

Mike currently serves as District Superintendent of the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church, and he is a member of the General Board of Administration. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern Wesleyan University, his alma mater.

Mike and Tina have three sons, Robert, Stephen, and Joshua, who have taken this journey of ministry with them. The Hilsons are big fans of UNC at Chapel Hill Tarheels, Carolina Panthers, and the Clemson Tigers. Recently, they have expanded their family with daughter-in-law, Amanda, who married Robert in 2016. In December, they will welcome their first grandchild (a girl)!

Books by Mike Hilson include Napkin Theology, Speak Life, A Significant Impact for Christ, Heart of a Leader: Moses, and a series of books called Coffee with the Pastor.