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Dr. Mike Fabarez

Senior Pastor
Compass Bible Church

Dr. Mike Fabarez, a pastor, author, and Bible teacher, is renowned for his unwavering commitment to equipping believers to live out their faith in a world increasingly hostile to biblical truth. Raised in California, Fabarez’s journey in ministry began early, propelled by a passion to proclaim the unchanging message of the Gospel in an ever-changing cultural landscape.

With a solid theology and pastoral ministry foundation, Fabarez earned his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute, followed by a Master of Theology from Talbot School of Theology. His pursuit of academic excellence continued with a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary, reflecting his dedication to rigorous theological study and practical ministry application.

As the Senior Pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California, Fabarez leads a dynamic congregation known for its commitment to biblical exposition, discipleship, and global missions. Alongside his pastoral duties, he is the visionary founder of Compass Bible Institute, an institution dedicated to training and equipping future leaders for effective ministry in the church and beyond.

Fabarez’s influence extends beyond the local church through his daily radio program, “Focal Point,” where he addresses many theological and cultural topics with clarity and conviction. His books, articles, and media ministry serve as invaluable resources for believers seeking to navigate the complexities of modern life while remaining grounded in biblical truth.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Fabarez prioritizes family and community. He and his wife, Carlynn, exemplify solid family values and biblical principles. Their partnership reflects a holistic approach to faith and ministry, inspiring others to do likewise.

With a heart for reaching the lost and strengthening the saved, Dr. Mike Fabarez continues to impact lives through his faithful teaching, pastoral leadership, and commitment to the authority of Scripture. His leadership at Compass Bible Institute and his dedication to biblical exposition and cultural engagement ensure a lasting legacy of discipleship and transformation.