Originally from Visalia, California, the Escalantes’ relocated in 1998 to Washington state where Mike embarked on his first military assignment. While stationed there, Mike and Teresa began ministering together in a local church serving in such roles as executive assistants, worship, college and career, men’s and women’s ministries, and as youth directors.
Mike received Military orders to California shortly after their ordination in 2012. They were responsible to their call in ministry and with the hope of returning back to Washington state in their hearts they continued. They enjoyed serving their new community with an outreach to military families and releasing a music project. They also served in a local church through worship, children’s, and small group ministries. In 2015, #TeamEscalante experienced another military transfer, this time to Virginia.
Throughout their lifetime they have learned many lessons about marriage, servant leadership and team ministry. As a result this blog was created to share insights they’ve discovered while leading and serving in the church.
Their desire is to see congregations carry out their God-given purpose within their community, and thriving as productive individuals. Mike and Teresa’s call is to motivate people to live for Christ through their personal testimonies, biblical teaching, and leadership experience wherever the Lord leads them.