The Blog of Pastor Mike Wilkins

In The Long Run

"The long run" referred to in the title of this blog is, in the first place, the many years Mike Wilkins served as West London's solo pastor, and then its Senior Pastor, since he and his wife Deb moved to London (and this church) in 1984.

In these past few years (beginning November 2011,) Mike's various health challenges, particularly a serious and ongoing case of cancer, has added another layer to the "long run" metaphor, and lots to blog about. Mike is currently on an extended Sick Leave, but generally worships with the church family on Sunday mornings.

With the publication of a book he wrote in 2016 entitled "Glory in the Face" (now available electronically and in paperback from, and other online venders), Mike has just launched a new website, which will serve as a sort of scrapbook for readers of the book, with relevant background photos, for example, of That Last Final Solo Canoe Trip in May, 2011, as well as additional information about the book, and--coming soon--a new set of blog posts, mostly about the peace of God and the joy of the Lord and the face of Christ and the strength to face anything. You'll find the new website now at

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  • Dec13Tue

    Speaking of skull surgery

    December 13, 2011

    Details for the seriously interested...

    + This surgery will be of the high-tech, highly preferable "Up-the-Nose" variety.
    + I will be hospitalized for 4-7 days. No visitors other than immediate family.
    + This being "major surgery," I will be required to be off work for at least four weeks. (My plan is to preach the Sunday morning sermon(s) on January 22.)
    + Updates and progress reports will be posted on the home page of this website.