Michael W. Langston

Mike Langston, Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Michael Langston
Professor of Practical Theology
Professor of Practical Theology

Dr. Langston joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2011 and has taught Chaplain Ministries from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as pastor of a congregation in North Carolina, law enforcement chaplain, and United States Navy chaplain. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College. He is ordained and endorsed through the Southern Baptist Convention. 


  • PhD, University of Aberdeen
  • DMin, Bethel Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, The Naval War College
  • BS, University of Louisiana


  • Langston, Michael W. and Kathy J. Langston. 2017. From Despair to Hope: A Forty-Day Devotional. Silverton, OR: Lampion Press.
  • _______. 2016. A Journey to Hope: Healing the Traumatized Spirit. Silverton, OR: Lampion Press.
  • Langston, Michael W. 2014. “The Military Chaplain: The Presence of Christ in Dangerous Places.” Connection (2012): 16.
  • Langston, Michael W. 2019. “Establishing the Practical Significance of the Influence of Evangelical Theology on an Evangelical Military Chaplains Praxis of Chaplaincy: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Approach.” PhD diss., University of Aberdeen,  Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • _______. 1996. “Developing Spiritual Vitality in an Evangelical Protestant Military Chapel Worship Program.” DMin diss., Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
  • Langston, Michael W. 2017. “Forward.” in Essential Chaplain Skill Sets: Discovering Effective Ways to Provide Excellent Spiritual Care, Keith Evans, Bloomington, IL: WestBow Press: vii-x.

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