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Mike Hobby and his wife, Linda, had a unique perspective of what it's like to be homeless and hungry. In 2000 Mike and Linda became homeless themselves as a result of a major medical crisis with no insurance and no means to pay the bills. During their time living on the streets, God placed a burden on their hearts for the homeless.
Equipped with real-life experiences of homelessness and a God-given passion for the down-and-out, a ministry opportunity in Quartzsite, Arizona presented itself. Mike and Linda accepted the call, and in the winter of 2003, the Isaiah 58 Project was established. Their unique ministry to the homeless became a reality. Now married to Wayne Babcock, Pastor Linda and Pastor Wayne, continue with the passion to help those who are lost to find their way and ultimately for them to become who God designed them to be.
On August 15, 2017 Pastor Linda and Pastor Wayne Babcock, who was serving as associate pastor of Isaiah 58 married. They are continuing on with the ministry together as pastors. Please pray for God's guidance and continued blessing.
Michael David Hobby, 65, went home to be with the Lord on June 22nd surrounded by his loving family. Mike was a Vietnam veteran and later went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Washington. Mike was the pastor of Church of the Isaiah 58 Project of Arizona in Quartzsite AZ where he found joy in feeding, clothing, and helping others. He also enjoyed restoring old cars and riding motorcycles.
Mike will be remembered as a man who was a follower of Jesus, always willing to sacrifice for his fellow man.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda, their children: Michael (Angie), Chad (Christy), Kim (Tim) and Jeremy (Heather), sister, Anne Shukar (John), grandchildren, Tera, Dustin, Christina, Zac, Sara, and Mallory and great-grandchildren, Katelyn & Casey. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill & RoseMarie, brother Steve, and son Bill.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Isaiah 58 Project of AZ, PO Box 1713, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 or use your credit card on MORE ABOUT US page, tab above.
God Bless you, and God Bless the Isaiah 58 Project
October 1, 1950--June 22, 2016