Our Pastor

A native Hoosier, Pastor Mike Riggins attended Bloomington North High School, where he met his wife Linda.  They graduated from Indiana University and he went on to Princeton Theological Seminary while Linda taught.  Upon ordination Mike served as an Associate Pastor for youth in suburban St. Louis.  Five years later he accepted the call to Pastor the First Presbyterian Church of Seymour, Indiana.  In 1997 he and Linda joined a group of elders in planting a new congregation in Traverse City, Michigan.  They served with that church for the next twenty-one years.

In 2018 Mike accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor at Central Presbyterian.

The Riggins’ daughter Laura teaches kindergarten in Carmel.  She and husband Sam have presented Mike and Linda with their first grandchild, Theo.  Son Dan is doing his residency in pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital.

Mike and Linda love their two pit bulls, running and cycling.  Mike enjoys building furniture and other things; Linda loves her once a week journey to care for Theo.