Mike Washer grew up in Togo, West Africa as a missionary kid. He was saved as a seven year old boy and decided as a young man that he would surrender his life to be used by the Lord in the area of ministry. Nikki grew up in Blacksburg, VA and was saved as a five year old. She moved down to South Carolina for her last year of high school. The two met at Bob Jones University
where Mike received a BA in Teaching Bible with a minor in coaching and Nikki majored in Marketing with a counseling minor. Mike and Nikki have four children ages 20, 18, 15 and 13. The Washers have been serving with National Hoops Ministries since 2004 and in 2017 were blessed to be a part of planting International Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC where Mike currently serves as pastor.