By Mike
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Mike & Dina

Mike Burwell is an ordained pastor who has had the honor of serving the Lord in churches both large and small.  He is married to Dina and has two amazing children.

He grew up surfing and fishing in and around in San Diego’s North County.  He met his sweetheart Dina when they were in High School and got married at 19 years of age.  His dad introduced him to the guitar at age 7 and he played in professional rock bands for 10 years before commiting his life in music to the church.  Once upon a time he started working at a hi-tech industry B2B marketing company and by the time he left he was the Vice President of Strategic Development.  He left that job to fulfill his calling as a pastor. Mike continues to keep a foot in the marketplace via his consulting work.

Today he and Dina are walking out God’s call through Destinysong and are excited about the changing of the seasons. Check out more about Destinysong at

You can contact Mike direct at or


6 Responses to “About Mike”

  1. 1 Chad Shoppa
    December 14, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hey Mike! Just sending some love!

  2. 2 Jordyn
    January 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    *gasp* I LOVE that picture of y’all! I love you guys! I’m so excited about your recording studio! Hello! How much fun is that?? 🙂

  3. 3 Dan
    February 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

    It’s been awhile since we have seen each other. I pray that life is treating you well. Miss playing and worshipping with you.

  4. 4 Brian Cox
    May 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    just had a few questions. I did not read all you had to offer, but I will. My brother is the pastor of the Greenville first baptist churh in greenville pa. where he is also the praise and worhsip leader, I am also on the prise and worship team and play keyboard and pipe organ, I am just average to most, but I play for God, so I feal very good. Here is the question, My brother has been told he should not be Pastor and praise and worship leader by some people, however he does a great job at both not just because he is my brother but because he love.s what he does and can lead very well. I will say we have had people come and go and have had so called experts say the way we should lead, but I think God should and will say what should be done. we have grown from about 50 people to about 200 people at a service and they love the way the music and service are, so i ask you what do you think, thank you Brian

    • June 1, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Holding a dual role as senior pastor and worship leader is tough! I have never had to deal with that kind of responsibility. I know it takes its toll over a long period of time and I have a ton of respect for people who are required to hold both positions simultaneously. My first thought is that we should always defer to the leadership of the senior pastor on these decisions but in this case your brother *is* the senior pastor! Yes, you are right in saying that God should be the one who dictates roles within each church body and it may be that these well-intentioned people who think your brother should step down as worship pastor are seeing the fact that he is carrying such a big burden. Pray that the Lord will reveal Himself in all ways in this situation. I know a senior pastor who led worship for years in his church and recently he made two huge decisions. The first was to bring on an Associate Pastor who teaches twice a month while the senior Pastor teaches the other weeks. Second, he brought on a Worship Pastor who leads 3 out of 4 weeks a month. Now the Senior Pastor still teaches a few times a month and still leads a few times a month, but he’s got a built-in support system. Sounds like a winning combination!

      • 6 Brian Cox
        June 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

        Thank you for your thoughts.I will pray that God’s will be done.My brother is the kind of person that when he is done with one project, he has to start another one. He not only is our senior pastor, but also anounces truck pulls in the summer, rodeo clown in the fall, heads up the after school program every thursday, runs two small groups. all for the glory of God, again I thank you for your thoughts.Brian

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