Michael Thompson

Beloved Son


Michael Thompson, author of Search and Rescue and The Heart of a Warrior, is an author, teacher, mentor, and guide for the hearts of men and women. He and his wife Robin are the founders and directors of Zoweh Ministries in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Zoweh functions as both a Medic Team and an Outpost to help people experience intimacy, oneness and connectedness with God and with others.

Michael and Robin have been married since 1990. They have three daughters: Ashley, Hannah, and Abbey, and they live in a redemptive community of friends and allies who work together to experience Life together and offer Life to all who God brings across their path.

Michael and Robin Thompson

Before the start of Zoweh in 2004 they enjoyed being staff members with Campus Crusade starting in 1989. During their time with Cru they served with Athletes in Action Basketball, AIA Field Staff at Duke University, and then as the directors of Priority Associates of Durham/Chapel Hill.

Michael grew up in Oklahoma and is a 1988 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. He received a graduate degree in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004. Robin grew up in Columbus, OH and went to high school in Greensboro, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1989.

Michael and Robin Thompson

Helping men and women experience more love, more life, and more freedom by enjoying more intimacy, oneness, and connectedness with God and others.

Zoweh Ministries—Life, Heart, and Kingdom. Three distinct words to describe the vision of our ministry and its initiatives. On a day-to-day basis our mission is to help people know and enjoy intimacy, connectedness and oneness with God. Helping people come to know who they are, where they are and all the good God is up to in their lives are important to the mission of Zoweh and the Thompsons. Sharing with others the full work of Christ through His death, resurrection and ascension is huge to a person experiencing the freedom and Life for which they were made! Zoweh Ministries operates like a Medic Team and an Outpost in this greatest of love stories set in the midst of the fiercest of battles. People need a place to heal up, get cared for and be safe. They also need good information, tools, supplies and equipment. The Thompsons have had their hearts and lives profoundly impacted by God and extend their lives as a resource to others who are seeking direction, purpose, and meaning in their lives. Through different initiatives such as large conference and retreat events, weekly small group studies and one-on-one discipleship counseling, Michael and Robin look for and pray for opportunities to love, encourage, teach and guide in the fight for the hearts of others.

The Heart of a Warrior

Men have a glorious and significant role in God’s Larger Story. They also are the target of a special warfare aimed continually and ruthlessly at the center of their being… their masculine hearts. Naivety and ignorance keep many men running in circles while misinformation and poor training keep many more in bondage. Men are wounded, frustrated, angry and being crushed under the weight of criticism and expectations. The attempted solutions of recent years is education; tell men what they are doing wrong and give them a list to memorize. This strategy isn’t working and its time we fall back to an Ancient One. What if we are setting men up for failure rather than helping them be free? Join author and guide, Michael Thompson, as he invites men to a place of training and orientation that will ensure both a settled heart and a fierce courage. A man cannot enter this battle without knowing he is a Beloved Son. After all, that is what the battle is all about!

Search and Rescue

In all our lives, things get lost. Tools, clothes, papers, reports and assignments all get lost. When things get lost, our emotions can range from the low grade nagging and frustration we feel about being inconvenienced, to the frantic and even deep sense of loss or despair we experience when what is lost is precious.

When people get lost, there is a shockwave released within a family or a community and the all points bulletins recruit anyone and everyone to join in the massive search and rescue. Why so large an upgrade of emotions when people are lost? It is because of the priceless value of relationships and the significance they hold for life.

This is what has happened in our story. We all get lost, and this is the backdrop of Search and Rescue: The Life and Love That Is Looking for You… are you ready to be found?!