As Part of our transition to a new name, new episodes of the Jesus' Outsider Podcast are suspended. We are putting all of our efforts into the relaunch and the new version of the program. Please enjoy the large archive until the new program launches.

Where It All Started

Jesus’ Outsider is actually the third version of the program which started airing in June of 2008 as The Wicket Gate Ministries Podcast. After some success and a few missteps, including a short lived political program, the podcast was relaunched in January, 2012 as The Jesus' Outsider Podcast. There were formating changes, including moving from five days a week to three and finally once a week. Over the years, the audience has grown from a handful of friends to a reach that includes not only listeners in the United States but across the globe.


From the beginning, the program has been designed around tackling difficult topics and the issues of the day in the light of Scripture. Pastor Mike’s combination of humor and uncompromising delivery help to make what much of the church isn’t talking about something accessible to everyone. Sure, a sacred cow or two might get slaughtered and preconceived notions challenged but there’s a few laughs along the way.


One thing that will never happen: There is no compromise on the Word of God. We take the Scriptures very serious.


We cover a lot of topics but some have become regular themes. These include:


  • Sexuality, Porn, and Culture
  • Mental Illness and the Church
  • Cultural Commentary through The Lens of Scripture
  • Manhood and Masculinity
  • Biblical Unity
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Engaging The Culture and Subcultures
  • Sound Biblical Teaching
  • Freedom in Christ


By no means is this inclusive. There’s a lot more that we talk about. Our purpose is to equip the Body of Christ to take of the tough issues facing us today and live a stronger Christian life.


The Music: The intro and outro music were written and performed by one of the finest guitarist any of us here have ever known, Will Spicher. The intro is The Ride and the outro is Gamin' With The Boys. For more of his incredible music, his website is and his YouTube channel can be found here. The Willsongs++ playlist is more than worth a listen.


To listen to the latest episode, just hit the icon at the top of the page or any of the links on the side of the page.

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