Mike Collins

Biography

Mike commenced an apprenticeship with a New Zealand airline in Christchurch in 1981, earned his Private Pilot’s licence in 1983 and qualified three years later as an Aeronautical Engineer. Mike subsequently became a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and earned a Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

After nearly 40 years maintaining jet engines, he is still passionate about aviation. He chose to shelve his flying to train as a CMI speaker but dreams of being back in the air, especially performing aerobatics.

Mike’s first taste of the creation/evolution debate was hearing a creationist speak about the problems with conventional radiometric dating methods.

Subscribing to Creation magazine was a significant step in strengthening his faith and he became equipped through the many creationist resources which now adorn his library.

Having become convinced of the authority and truth of the Genesis account of creation, Mike wondered “Where to from here?”. He created an 8-week course called “Creation, evolution and the Bible” which he has been running for over 10 years.

He remembers well the excitement of discovering that science had not disproved the Bible and is keen to encourage and inspire others to trust God’s word fully.

Mike is heavily involved in his home church for over 20 years as a Worship Leader and running Alpha courses with his wife Lynda. He has two adult children who are both married and active in church life.