Pastor Mike was raised in the St. James A.M.E. church of Paola, Kansas. He enjoyed going to Sunday school and participating in the Youth Choir and monthly Youth Day. It was during these Youth Days that he realized he loved to preach God’s word. Called at an early age, he would run from that calling for nearly thirty years before coming to a place he could run no more. Under the pastorate of Joshua Joubert, of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, he was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He continued to expand his knowledge of ministry under the tutelage of Pastor Rander Earl Draper, Sr. of the Maranatha Bible Church. It was under Pastor Draper’s training that Pastor Wilhoite would accept his calling to pastoral ministry and with his wife, the former Marie Miles, would found Paradise Bound Christian Fellowship. Pastor Wilhoite believes “It’s Never to Late to Get it Straight”, Luke 23:43 (our church’s theme scripture), and that the calling of this ministry is to preach the gospel message for the “perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry” 1 Thessalonians 4:12.
Paradise BOUND Christian Fellowship is where we believe "It's Never too late, to Get it Straight." If you find yourself lost and without the Savior, we say come. If you know Jesus, but have wandered off, away from the protective cover of His daily counsel and tender loving care, we say come. If you just need to rectify a wrong, repent of a sin, and draw a little closer to Him, we say come.