Mikey Archibeque, associate pastor at the Denver South Church, was ordained to the gospel ministry on June 25. He has been serving at Denver South for the past four years.

In his response following the ordination ceremony, Archibeque said that “from the beginning of following Jesus into ministry, it has been my dream to know him in a way like Moses. Exodus mentions that he entered the tent of meeting and spoke to God as to a friend. And it is my dream that others come to know the intimacy of knowing who God is in the same way. And today, the Adventist Church is recognizing the ministry that Christ began in me.”

Archibeque also said he is  excited to see how Christ continues to lead as he heads to Andrews University Seminary in August.

The ordination address was given by Pastor Pedro Perez, who is Pastor Mikey’s uncle and the Pathfinder and Adventurer director for the Florida Conference.

Pastor Mikey’s first experiences with Jesus happened at Broken Arrow Ranch summer camp in Kansas. In the following years, he served in many roles in Campus Ministries at Union College, eventually becoming the student chaplain. After graduating, with no youth or associate pastor positions offered, he took a job as an associate dean and assistant to the chaplain at Blue Mountain Academy. His next position was as an intern youth pastor in Hawaii. And what was supposed to be a six-month stint turned into a two-year transformation.

Serving in Hawaii changed his life, Pastor Mikey shared. The weight of proving himself to others and God fell away. He could finally practice and enjoy ministry. After accepting a call to the Rocky Mountain Conference, he was ready to minister in confidence.

“I have been at Denver South over four years and God continues to reveal his power, love, and courage to me. No matter where I serve, I know I am rooted and established in His love,” Pastor Mikey stated.