Micah Wilder - Drums, Bass, Percussion (2006-Present)
Micah Wilder was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, and was the third of four kids. He is the younger brother of band-mate Matt Wilder and was raised in a strong and faithful Mormon home. Micah spent his youth playing sports, fishing, building forts, and learning to love music.
When Micah was 14, he and his family left Indiana and moved into the heart of Mormonism: Alpine, Utah. Micah's mother was hired as a professor at BYU, a Mormon owned college in Utah and in 1999, Micah's family relocated out west. It was in Utah that Micah's faith and love for the LDS Church was strengthened. As a teenager he held numerous leadership positions in the LDS Church and felt as if the Mormon Church was grooming him to become a future leader in the religion. In high school Micah played sports like basketball and track, and prepared himself for what would become the most significant two years of his life: his LDS mission.
In preparation for his two-year mission for the Mormon Church, Micah worked full-time in the LDS temple as a form of spiritual preparation. He felt a true zeal for his religion and desired to please God by living it well. At the age of 19, Micah was sent to Orlando, Florida as a full-time missionary for the Mormon Church. It was then that God reached into Micah's life and opened his eyes to the Gospel.
Just months into his two-year mission, Micah confronted a Baptist minister with the intention of converting him into the Mormon Church. It was during that experience that this minister shared with Micah the Gospel of Grace as found in the New Testament. He witnessed to Micah that salvation was a free gift to be received by faith (Rom. 3:23-25, 6:23), and that the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross was enough to cover our sins (Col. 1:20). He challenged Micah to read the Bible as a child (Mark 10:15) in order that his eyes would be opened to the simple and beautiful Good News of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 4:4).
That challenge sent Micah on a fervent quest to read the Bible over the remainder of his two-year mission. Over time, Micah's eyes were opened to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he came to know the grace and love of Jesus Christ in a personal and intimate way. He learned through God's Word that salvation was a gift given by grace to be received by faith, and not by works of a religion (Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:16). Micah went through a life changing transformation of becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17), and he gave his life to the Lord and became a born again Christian while on his LDS mission.
With less than three weeks left on his two-year mission, Micah was confronted by his LDS leaders about his change in faith. He confessed to them how he had come to know the true way to eternal life, and that was through faith in Jesus Christ. Micah witnessed that there was no church, religion, organization, or works that could save, but Jesus Christ alone was the Way, Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). He was immediately sent home from his mission for no longer having a testimony in the Mormon Church.
Micah returned to Florida after his mission was cut short and he began ministering to his close friends and family. It was in that time that the Adam's Road Ministry was formed for the purpose of reaching out to the LDS people with the true Gospel of Jesus. Micah's entire family, including his mother and father, came to know the Lord and left the LDS Church for a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Along with his family and friends, Micah ministered to his high school sweetheart, Alicia, and she accepted the Lord and became a born again Christian. She left the LDS religion and she and Micah were married in April of 2006. They now have three children; Jacob (11), Benjamin (10), and Timothy (8).
Micah praises God for the miraculous change that took place in his life over the course of his two-year mission. He has a passion for reaching out to those who do not know the free gift of Grace offered by Jesus Christ and sharing with them the Good News of Jesus' death for us (2 Cor. 4:10).