Explorer’s Bible Study is led by an Executive Director and a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of individuals who are active members of Explorer’s Bible Study Classes or are active in our on-line program iStudy.
Our current Executive Director, Mike Harding is the fourth director since EBS founding in 1976.
Mike has a Masters of Theology with a focus on the New Testament from Michigan Theological Seminary. He also received his under-graduate degree by attending Grace College, the University of Wisconsin and Spring Arbor University where he graduated with a double major in History and Education. He received Magna Cum Laude honors with each degree.
Mike is continually studying the Scriptures and discoursing with academics and scholars regarding his two main areas of interest: The Second Temple Period of Judaism and the Semitic Background of the Old Testament. Mike is on a journey to discover the background of when the whole Bible was written.
Mike has served as Senior Pastor, Teaching Pastor, Associate Pastor and Interim Pastor of churches over the last 20 years. He has taught at colleges, pastor conferences, retreats and churches around the world.
Mike introduced Explorer’s Bible Study to the church he was pastoring in 2001 and has been involved with promoting the study to pastors, churches and God’s people. Mike currently serves as iStudy’s Teaching Director and teaches many of the lessons, he has held this position for several years.
Mike also has a background in business. He has founded, run and sold several successful businesses in the manufacturing and recycling industries. He is known for his relational style and entrepreneurial spirit.
Mike’s wife Cynthia is also very active at Explorer’s. She runs EBS social media efforts, provides leadership on special projects, and visits classes. Mike and Cynthia have been married for 30 years.