Afflicting the Comfortable: How to Help the Unconverted “Christians” in Our Churches

Speakers: Mike McKinley Year: 2012 Session: Breakout Session

It is possible for a person to be convinced he is a Christian and not be converted. However, there are things that pastors and churches can do to have people know their spiritual state. They include, but are not limited to: knowing what a Christian is, being clear on the gospel, acknowledging the presence of nominal Christians in our churches, being clear about sin and being clear about the Church.


Mike McKinley was raised in suburban Philadelphia. He received a B.A. in Religion and Classics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 2004, Mike was brought onto the pastoral staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church as a church planter. In 2005, he brought a small group of people from CHBC to Guilford Baptist Church in order to help revitalize the church’s ministry. He served as Guilford’s pastor until 2013, when Guilford merged with Sterling Park Baptist Church, where he now serves as Senior Pastor. Mike has been married to Karen since 1997, and they have five beautiful children: Kendall, Knox, Phineas, Ebenezer, and Harper. In his free time, Mike loves to spend time with his family, reading all kinds of books, and daydreaming about the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles.