About Mike

Mike O’Quin Jr. lived in Indonesia for 15 years with his family, where he served as a a social entrepreneur. He is the author of “Java Wake,” a travel suspense novel set there which Kirkus Reviews called “an atmospheric debut.” His second book, “Growing Desperate” is about God meeting us in the broken places of our lives and sending us out with His hope into a desperate world.

Mike studied journalism and psychology at Baylor University and completed a master’s degree in organizational psychology at William James College. He is passionate about helping people and teams reach their fullest potential and seeing God’s glory revealed in the least likely places.

He is happily married to his high school sweetheart Stephanie and they have four children ranging from elementary to college-aged and beyond. He recently moved back to Southeast Asia and enjoys exploring fascinating places and cultures with his fun family. He also loves stories with friends around a good meal and telling corny dad jokes that make his kids’ eyes roll.