Pastor Mike Fluech was saved 3 August 1996 in Dallas, TX, USA. In May of 2000, he graduated from Pensacola Bible Institute and immediately answered the call to go to the foreign field as a missionary. He, along with his family, were missionaries in Malawi, Africa from 2002-2011. After leaving eight churches and a Bible institute in the capable hands of men that he had trained, the Lord directed Pastor Mike to come to Potchefstroom, South Africa. On 4 March 2012, Bible Baptist Church of Potchefstroom held its first service at the Potch Riding Club in Miederpark, Potchefstroom. After the church outgrew its first location, it moved to the Roots Lifestyle Centre, which it also outgrew. Then the church moved to Laerskool Baillie Park until 2023, when God provided its permanent location at 527 MC Roode Street in Potchefstroom. Pastor Mike's goals remain the same as they have been since the day he got saved: to reach the lost with the gospel and establish the saints in the word of God.