Mike and Desirea both grew up in the Central Coast of California and have been together since high school! They have now been married for 22 years and have two sons, Michael and Jacob, who both graduated from Santa Maria High.

Desirea has worked as a deli manager for the last 10 years and considers herself a true foodie! She has been dedicated to helping in many aspects of ministry with Mike and has mentored many young women in the faith.

Mike was the youth & Outreach pastor at Agape Church in San Luis Obispo for over 10 years. Many know Mike as MC Risk, hip hop artist and founder of the Blockbangas ministry. He has released 7 albums and has been active in both local and international outreach since 2005.

Together Mike and Desirea have overcome many challenges in life and have a passion to see other families following Christ. Their desire to have an impact on the city of Santa Maria inspired the vision to launch Cali Life Church..