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Mike Erre is a pastor, teacher and author of several books. He also helps lead OC United, a nonprofit in North Orange County, California focused on uniting the church and unleashing compassion. Mike currently serves at Team Leader at VOX Community in Placentia, CA. He formerly served as a Lead Pastor at EvFree Fullerton Church, Mariners Church, and the Lead Teaching Pastor at ROCKharbor Church. He was born near Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Southern California in 1997 to purse an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics through Talbot School of Theology (graduating in 2004). Mike has published five books: The Jesus of Suburbia (2006), Why Guys Need God (2008), Death By Church (2009), and Why the Bible Matters (2010). His new book, Astonished comes out in April 2014. He has been an adjunct professor at Biola University and has spoken at many different colleges, conferences and retreats throughout the United States.
In October 2015, Mike Erre launched VOX The Mike Erre Podcast upon a season of struggling with the Evangelical American church's efforts to represent who Jesus is, what he's done, and what he is doing on this earth today. Committed to Talk About Anything, Mike quickly engaged into many of cultures most challenging conversations around the LGBTQ community, American politics, church politics, and Christian culture's catastrophe of marginalizing the very people that Jesus himself would associate with.
- Erre, Mike (2006). The Jesus of Suburbia: Have We Tamed the Son of God to Fit Our Lifestyle?. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0-8499-0059-X.
- Erre, Mike (2008). Why Guys Need God: The Spiritual Side of Money, Sex and Relationships. Harvest House. ISBN 0-7369-2126-5.
- Erre, Mike (2009). Death by Church: Rescuing Jesus from His Followers, Recapturing God's Hope for His People. Harvest House. ISBN 0-7369-2496-5.
- Erre, Mike (2010). Why the Bible Matters: Rediscovering Its Significance in an Age of Suspicion. Harvest House. ISBN 0-7369-2730-1.