Mike has had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with millions of people in at least 35 countries of the world. In addition to his evangelistic festivals, Mike has been a featured speaker at numerous high-profile conferences, Ivy league and college campuses, and the largest men's events and music festivals in the nation. Silva says of himself, "If God can use me, He can use anyone!" After losing his father in a tragic car accident when Mike was only six years old, he found the forgiveness and comfort he longed for when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 10. By the time he was 19, the Lord had clearly called him to do the work of evangelism. After graduating from International Bible College and Graduate School of Theology in Honolulu, HI, he spent 15 years serving in several different areas of ministry as a church pastor, a missionary in Brazil, and a national director of evangelism. Mike's clear calling for evangelism ultimately led to the launch of Mike Silva Evangelism International in 1994. The Lord has gifted Mike with divine passion and incredible opportunities to bring Jesus' hope to desperate souls in the hidden corners of the world. "We are driven," Silva says, "To reach the forgotten cities of the world."