During the first six months, our new church was led by a membership-appointed council of seven of our founding men. Then in May, 2005, Mike Otto became Countryside’s Pastor. Mike was ordained and began his pastoral ministry in 1969. He is a graduate of Florida Bible College (B.A.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A.B.S.). Before serving at Countryside, he served on the staff and faculty of Florida Bible College, was a member of the 70’s Christian vocal band known as The Spokesmen, and was a youth pastor for some years in Florida and Pennsylvania. In 1977, Mike led in the planting of a new local church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he served as pastor for 27 years (until 2004). Pastor Mike and his wife, Kaye, live in Langhorne. Their daughter, Lauren (Otto) Beer, is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and lives in Ephrata, PA with her husband, Craig, and their two children.