Founder and Chief Outfitter
has been serving others since his
days as a campus evangelist at the University of
Texas at Austin.
service has taken him to a range of fields,
from political consulting, to the marketplace, and
finally to full-time ministry.
In politics, Mike managed campaigns for conservative Christian candidates in Texas and was founding editor of The Lone Star Report, a conservative "political insider" publication based in Austin.
In business, Mike was co-founder and executive vice president of a regional broadcast television news network.
Later, he served as business development director of Texas Trophy Hunters Association, a top media business in the outdoors industry.
While at Texas Trophy Hunters, Mike
felt a call from the Lord to minister to people through the outdoors.
He followed this call, resigned his position, and founded the Christian Outdoor Alliance.
leadership, the group ran Hunting & Fishing Adventure Camps for three summers, pioneering the concept.
Realizing the power that the Lord worked in the lives of the campers during the camp experience, he founded Cross Trail Outfitters to reach young men for Christ on a wider scale.
Mike holds an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
wife, Amy, live in San Antonio and homeschool their four children.
"Christian ministries come and go, but as the years have gone on I have found in Mike Arnold brilliant organizational abilities, a strategy for the Kingdom and a compassion for people that are often overlooked by the church as well as society.
reminds me of Christ in a passage about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo.
is willing and as consistent walking through the fire of hard times with others as he
is when everything is going comfortably.
Unlike so many fair weather ministries and leaders, Mike
is constant and diligent.
captains this ship of compassion with excellence and in a perfect reflection of Jesus Christ."