Pastor Mike Lang - Youth Pastor

About Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike grew up in Batavia, New York.


In 1986 he married his beautiful wife Kim. They have six great children, Ciara Jentz (28), Hannah Kelley (25) Caleb (23), Abraham (20), Liz (7) and Levi (6) and four grandchildren.


After spending 15+ years as a volunteer youth pastor, he came to Alden in 2000. He began working with the youth in 2002.

His passion is to bring more people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.


Q&A with Pastor Mike

What do you love most about your job?

I love being able to see a young person turn their life around and live for the Lord.

What do you love most about Alden Community Church?
I love the people here. 


What was your first job?

I worked at Pepsi Cola in Batavia, NY.


What is your favorite passage of Scripture?

I don't really have a favorite scripture but if I had to pick it'd be John 19:30 which says "So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit."


What's your favorite snack?

Shrimp, salsa and chips or steak is good anytime of day.

Who is someone you admire?

Wes Aarum Sr. He's 90 years old and preaching strong.

What is your family like?
They're the best. We always have fun when we get together. I have six children and four grand children.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to hunt with family or share a meal with family members.

What inspires you?

Seeing people who have big challenges still making a difference.

What is your biggest challenge?

Time-management and not becoming sidetracked.

What's Your Idea of a Perfect Day?

Thanksgiving-Family, food, football and hunting, all on the same day!

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