Mike Anderson Mike Peek


Two area evangelists came to speak on campus today in response to Thursday’s incident.

Mike Anderson and Mike Peek of Tyler said they were out to preach the gospel after hearing of the altercation that involved evangelist Jesse Morrell.

“We had seen the event that had taken place the week before,” said Anderson. “Even a dog when his master is being attacked, it will bark, and so we wanted to come out here and counteract what we saw as Christ’s name being dragged through the mud.”

This is the first time that the two have come and spoken to this campus.

“We saw on the news this man, Jesse Morrell, was out here calling people names, and, in my opinion, blaspheming the name Jesus Christ,” said Peek. “So I wanted to come out here today to exalt not myself, not to say I’m righteous, but to put all men under sin and say we’ve all sinned.”

Students were seen shaking the hands of these men as they spoke.

Thursday, Jesse Morrell, among others, preached outside the Pirtle Technology Building when a confrontation with students escalated rapidly.

Campus Police and Tyler Police were at the scene on Thursday.

More details on Morrell’s altercation story are to come.


  1. I am happy to hear that I encouraged others to get out there and preach. That is how we truly love people, by preaching. Glad others are joining in on this.

    They should altar their message a little bit though. Christians are righteous. We’ve been born again. We were lost sinners on our way to hell but Jesus Christ has changed our life. The message we are to share with sinners is a message of repentance, not a message of “God accepts you in your sins.” Jesus said you must be born again.

  2. I looked up a preacher Mike Anderson on facebook who lives in Tyler and was disappointed with what I saw. He quotes from Calvinists like John Calvin, John MacArthur, Charles Spurgeon, etc.

    Calvinism is a theology that denies the universal love of God. It denies that Jesus died for everyone. It denies that God wants everyone to be saved. It teaches that God predestines sinners to hell because he hates them.

    It’s a terrible theology!

    My method may be confrontational, but my theology is love!

  3. In response to these Calvinists going out there, I plan on coming to campus tomorrow to preach the real gospel of God’s love – that Jesus Christ died for all and His atonement was not limited.

    Peek said, ““We saw on the news this man, Jesse Morrell, was out here calling people names, and, in my opinion, blaspheming the name Jesus Christ,”

    Well, I see on the news right now this man, Mike Peek, was out on campus preaching Calvinism, and, in my opinion, that is blaspheming the name of Jesus Christ.

  4. I really hope Mike is righteous, and I’m saddened by a sin-friendly gospel that seeks to leave people in their sins rather than set them free by the power of Christ. Props to these guys for going out, though. They do great work outside of abortion mills, too.

  5. mr morrell, you are really not one to talk. you have at least 4 criminal trespass offenses on your smith county judicial record. obviously, you have no respect for our society or our laws. please come down off your pedestal. you really need to turn to Jesus and ask forgiveness for your many sins. hopefully, he’ll have mercy on your soul.

  6. “Death spread to all men, because all sinned (Romans 5:12), “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), and deserve nothing less than the full eternal wrath of God for our sins (Ezekiel 18:4); we must be born again (John 3:3). ”But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)” (Ephesians 2:4-5). Jesus the only begotten Son of God came from God in human flesh, fully God and fully man yet without sin; God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). He lived a righteous life, a life that none of us have lived nor can live, He died on a cross, in our place for our sins, forsaken of by the Father, He was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). “God is now declaring to men, that all people everywhere should repent” (Acts 17:30). What you must do is Repent! Put your faith in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior.

  7. Just for the record, the apostle Paul was arrested numerous times for proclaiming the gospel, so was Peter. Just sayin. However I DO find this disturbing that we are so worried about our doctrine (whether it be Calvinism or Armenian) that we battle back and forth. Philippians 1:18 NIV
    “But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,”


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