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Michael A. Milton


1998, Ph.D., Theology and Religious Studies,The University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales; dissertation: “The Application of the Theology of the Westminster Assembly in the Ministry of the Welsh Puritan, Vavasor Powell (1617-1670);” The Rev. Dr. D. P. Davies, Chairman; Supervisors: Canon D.T. William Price, Professor of History, University of Wales (Lampeter), Canon of St. David’s Cathedral, and The Rev. Dr. Noel Gibbard, Professor of Church History, The Evangelical Theological College of Wales.

1993, Master of Divinity, **** Laude, Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1989, B.A.,Mid America Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

1977, Diploma,The Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA

2010, Diploma, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

Ministerial Credentials

1989, Licensed to Preach, Heartland Presbytery, PCA

1993, Ordained as an Evangelist, Heartland Presbytery, PCA

*Credentials held presently in the Tennessee Valley Presbytery,”Out of Bounds” to serve as President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina

Pastoral Record

2010 – Unanimously elected to become Chancellor/CEO Elect of Reformed Theological Seminary on September 2, 2010

2008 – President and James M. Baird Jr. Chair of Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; May 15, 2008

2009 – Appointed by the Executive Committee of Reformed Theological Seminary to The James M. Baird Jr. Chair of Pastoral Theology

2001-2008 – Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN

1998-2001 – Organizing Pastor and Senior Pastor, Kirk O’ the Isles (PCA), Savannah, GA

1997-1998, Acting President, Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1993-1997, Organizing Pastor and Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and Founder of Westminster Academy Christian School

1992-93, Intern for Pastoral Care, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1989, Intern, Assistant to the Reverend Robert E. Baxter, Olathe Presbyterian Church (now Hope Presbyterian Church), Olathe, Kansas

Secular Work Record

1985-1993, District Manager, Ashland Chemical Company (I continued to work for Ashland through seminary)

1978-1985, Executive Sales Representative, Dow Chemical Company

1976-1978, Interpreter, (Top Secret) (Albanian), US Navy Security Services, USN

Military Service

1992-Present, Chaplain, US Army Reserves

1976-1982, Interpreter, US Navy and Navy Reserve

Military Education

1977,  The Defense Language Institute, Albanian

1977-78,  The U.S. Air Force School of Cryptological Science

1992, The US Army Chaplain School, Basic Course

2005, The US Army Chaplain School, Advanced Course

2010, Command and General Staff College


2010-, Instructor, US Army Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, SC

2009-2010, Deputy Command Chaplain, 108th Training Command, Charlotte, NC

2007-2009, Special Projects-Writing, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, The Pentagon, Washington DC

2005-2007, Assistant to the Division Chaplain, 81st Division, Birmingham, AL

2001-2005, Brigade Chaplain, 4th BDE, 1st BDE, 87th Division, Birmingham, AL

1999-2001, Brigade Chaplain, 5th BDE, 4th BDE, 1 BDE, Institutional Training, 108th Regional Support Command

1998, Chaplain, Garrison, Ft. Shelby, MS

1996-1998, Battalion Chaplain, USAR Center, Lawrence, KS

1994-1996, Assistant Chaplain, 103rd Area Support Group, Kansas City, KS

1993-1994, Chaplain Sustainment Training, Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, KS


Medal of Meritorious Service, US Army, 2010

Army Commendation Medal, 3

Army Achievement Medal, 2

Reserve Component Achievement Medal, 3

Army Service Ribbon

Reserves Component Overseas Training Ribbon, 2


A Doxology in the Darkness: How God Transforms Your Pain into Praise (P&R) awaiting publication (September, 2011)

What is the Doctrine of Adoption? (P&R) Awaiting Publication (Spring, 2011)

Small Things, Big Things: Inspiring Stories in Everyday Grace (P&R Publishing, December, 2009).

A Narrative of Pastoral Theology (Christian Focus Publications, awaiting publication).

A Commentary on Leviticus (Christian Focus Publications, awaiting publication).

What is the Biblical Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing), 2009.

Hit by Friendly Fire: What to Do When You Are Hurt by Other Believers, Faith for Living Series (Wipf and Stock Publishers), 2008.

What God Starts, God Completes: Gospel Help for Hurting People (Christian Focus, September 2007 [UK], November, 2007 [US])

Cooperation Without Compromise: Faithful Gospel Witness in a Pluralistic Age (Wipf and Stock, 2007)

Following Ben: Expository Preaching for Frail Followers of Pulpit Giants (Wipf and Stock, 2006)

Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus: Expository Messages from John 17 (Wipf and Stock, 2006)

Giving as an Act of Worship (Wipf and Stock, 2006)

Authentic Christianity and the Life of Freedom: Expository Messages from Galatians (Wipf and Stock, 2005)

The Demands of Discipleship: Expository Messages from Daniel (Wipf and Stock, 2004)

Leaving a Career to Follow a Call: A Vocational Guide to the Ordained Ministry (Wipf and Stock, 2000)

Essays or Chapters in Other Books

“Confession Out of Crisis: Historiography and Hope in the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1643-52” in Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of O. Palmer Robertson (P&R Publishing, 2008), pp. 347-360.

Epilogue, “What Manner of Man was the Prophet,” in 50 Days of Prayer for the PCA: May 7-June 25 (Christian Education and Publications, 2009), 132-135.

Peer Reviewed Journals

“Finding God in Spiritual Depression” (The Army Chaplaincy: The Professional Journal of the Unit Ministry Team, Summer/Fall 2010), 43-54

“‘So What Are You Doing here?’ The Role of the Minister of the Gospel in Hospital Visitation and, or a Theological Cure for the Crisis in Evangelical Pastoral Care” (Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, March, 2003)

“The Pastoral Predicament of Vavasor Powell (1617-1670): Eschatological fervor and its relationship to the pastoral ministry” (Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, September, 2000)

Popular Journals

“The Church: A Place to Belong,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 6, May-June 2002, pp. 45-48.

“Living Worship,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 6, May-June 2003, pp. 40-43.

“Finding God in Spiritual Depression,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 1, May-June 2004, pp. 39-42.

“Faith Conditioning for the Fourth Quarters of Life,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 2, September-October 2004, pp. 58-62.

“Following Ben: Expository Preaching in the Pastoral Setting,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 4, January-February 2005, pp. 10-12, 49-54.

“Hit by Friendly Fire: What to Do When Christians Hurt You,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1, July-August 2005, pp. 36-41.

“Naaman’s Thanksgiving,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 3, November-December 2005, pp. 48-51.

“Are We There Yet? The Kingdom Will Come!,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 4, January-February 2006, pp. 34-37.

“Disciple in a Strange Land,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 6, May-June 2006,pp. 50-55.

“Four Myths About Submission in the Christian Life,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 22,No. 1, July-August 2006, pp. 52-56.

“What’s in It for Me?,” Preaching Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 2, September-October 2006, pp. 38-44.

Portrait of a Pastor,” Preaching Magazine, January-February, 2009, Volume 24, No. 4.

“I Shall Not Want: How God Meets our Deepest Needs”

“The Gospel According To Zacchaeus”

“Children in the Arms of the Loving God”

“Is it Communion? The Lord’s Supper? Or the Eucharist? Yes.”

“Trusting in His Sovereign Grace,”

“Politics and Religion May Not Mix But Government and Biblical Faith Must!

“Longing for Eden” at

New Years” at Reformed Perspectives Magazine, January, 2008.

“Engrafted, Not Replaced: How I View True Israel, and Why I Support Ethnic Jews and the State of Israel and Pray for Them to be Saved by Jesus Christ and Still Believe in Covenant Theology” at Reformed Perspectives Magazine, Volume 10, Number 10, March 2, 2008.

“Biblical Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture,” Preaching Journal, March-April, Volume 23, number 5.

“Remember My Chains: The Life and Death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn”,

“Storms Blow in that Our Prayers May Go Up”,

Jackals Among Ruins,

An Attitude of Thanksgiving,

“Mary’s Song,”

“Zechariah’s Song,”

“Simeon’s Song,”

No Alternative!,

Empathy, Netanyahu, Despots and Chimps,

Distracted, ByFaith Online.


Advent: Zacharias’ Prophetic Song (Luke 1:67-79,

Other Periodicals

Numerous sermons and articles in The Christian Observer; news reports and arts and entertainment reviews in World Magazine; editorials published in Overland Park Sun, The Chattanooga Times Free Press; featured in articles about pastoral ministry in Kansas City Star, Overland Park Sun, Savannah Morning News, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Charlotte Observer

Papers Read for Conferences

“Justification in Seventeenth Century English Puritanism”( The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2010)

“The Once and Future Calvin” (The Taste of Calvin 500 Conference, Orlando, Florida, June, 2009)

“Preaching from the Footnotes: The Challenge of Textual Criticism in Expository Preaching” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, Rhode Island, November, 2008)

“Cooperation without Compromise: Faithful Gospel Witness in a Pluralistic Age” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington DC, November 2006)

“Historiography and Hope in the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1643-52” (Westminster Confession of Faith Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2006)

“So what are you doing here?” The role of the minister of the gospel in hospital visitation, or a theological cure for the crisis in evangelical pastoral care” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Colorado Springs, CO, November 2001)

“The Pastoral Predicament of Vavasor Powell and Radical Welsh Puritanism” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Danvers, MA, November 1999)

Online Audio and Video Sermon Catalogues

The Call with Mike Milton: An Outreach Ministry of Reformed Theological Seminary, Blogs, Sermons, Resources, select online audio sermons from 1998-present

Atlantic Coast Communications, select online audio and video sermons from 1998-present

Third Millennium Ministries, select sermons from 1998-present

Sermons, lectures, and music are all distributed on iTunes.

Courses Taught

“Introduction to Preaching,” Master of Divinity, Knox Theological Seminary, 1997-98

“Church Planting,” Doctor of Ministry, Knox Theological Seminary, 1998-2002

“Church Planting,” Doctor of Ministry, Erskine Theological Seminary, 1999-2000

“Pastoral Theology: Vocational Holiness in the Pastoral Epistles” Doctor of Ministry, Erskine Theological Seminary, 2000

“Spiritual Formation,” Master of Divinity, Knox Theological Seminary, 1997-98

“Reformed Liturgics,” Master of Divinity, Knox Theological Seminary, 1997-98

“Church Planting,” Reformed Theological Seminary, Monterrey, Mexico Partnership, 2009-

“Pastoral Ministry,” Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC, 2009-

Renewing Your Passion for Preaching, United States Air Force Chaplain College, Columbia, South Carolina, 2010.

Don’t Hold Back” Essential Truths for Chaplains Ministering in a Pluralistic Setting, Kochel en se, Bavaria, Germany

Seminary Committees

Member, Curricula Revision Task Force, Practical Theology sub committee, Knox Theological Seminary, 1997-98

Coordinator, Doctor of Ministry revision task force, Knox Theological Seminary, 1997-98

Chairman, Strategic Planning, Board of Directors of Knox Theological Seminary, 2006-2008

Doctor of Ministry task force, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2009-

Presidential Search Committee, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, 2009-2010

Examiner for doctoral dissertations, Erskine Theological Seminary, 1998-2000

Examiner for doctoral dissertations, Knox Theological Seminary, 1998-2008

Examiner for doctoral dissertations, Australian College of Theology, 2010

Radio and Television

The Redeeming Factor, Founder and Radio Preacher, 1993-1997, Atlantic Coast Communications, Bott Broadcasting, Overland Park, KS

The Knox Seminary Radio Hour (later The Jerusalem Chamber), Host and Teacher, WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1997-1998

The Living Word, Founder and Radio Preacher, Atlantic Coast Communications, 1998-2001, Savannah, GA

The Morning Worship Service of the First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga (later Faith for Living television), Television pastor, WGOW, 2002-2008

Faith for Living, Founder and Radio Preacher, Atlantic Coast Communications, Various stations and markets, 2002-2008

The Call with Mike Milton, Founder and Radio Preacher, Atlantic Coast Communications, Various stations and markets, 2008-(the name was changed and continued as noted below)

Faith for Living with Mike Milton radio and television ministry, Founder and Speaker, NRB Television nationwide, and in select markets in radio, 2011-

Truths that Transform, “When You Pray,” 9/2/09

Appearances on local and national television and radio including, Coral Ridge Ministries television, Truths that Transform radio, Prime Time America on Moody Radio, Money Matters on Moody Radio, and quoted in AP wires, USA Today, Christianity Today, World Magazine, and in editorials including former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan and the Rev. Dr. Albert Mohler.


President and Chairman of the Board, Faith for Living, 2007-2009

Member, Board of Directors, Knox Theological Seminary, 2006-2008

Member, Administrative Committee and Board of Directors, The Presbyterian Church in America, 1998-2003; 2007-

U.S. Army College of Preachers, 2010-

Member,Contributing Board, Preaching: A Professional Journal for Preachers, 2005-

Academic Honors

“The Annual Award for Excellence in Leadership,” Mid America Nazarene University, 1989

“Award in Systematic Theology,” Knox Theological Seminary, 1993

“Award in Preaching,” Knox Theological Seminary, 1993

Other Awards

“Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who, 2007-

“Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who, 2008-


The Evangelical Theological Society, 1993-

The Reserve Officer Association, 2004-

The World Reformed Fellowship, 2008-

Civic Associations

Member, Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America, Chattanooga, TN, 2002-2008

Member, Rotary Club, Downtown Chattanooga, TN, 2002-2008

7 Responses to Curriculum Vitae

  1. Del Wensley says:

    Congratulations on your new ministry position Mike!

    After I left Knox Seminary, I went to work for Mike Glodo at the EPC headquarters. Now Mike is back down teaching at RTS Orlando. So if you happen to see Mike while your out visiting the Orlando campus, say “hello” to Mike for me.

    I will continue to pray for your family as you all transition to NC.

    Del Wensley
    Director of Ministry Advancement

  2. Udaya Sharma says:

    Dear Dr.Milton

    Greetings in the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from distant Nepal! I take this opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude for your excellent article on Biblical preaching in a pluralistic culture published in the journal preaching volume 23 No 5 . It is very revealing, and reinforcing and it will enlighten many in the western culture about the realities of today and tomorrow and how to deal. Great article.

    Perhaps you may not even get a chance to read this and may never have the opportunity

    to respond as Nepal is under the radar. I wish you the best

    In His Service

    Udaya Sharma

    Udaya Sharma

  3. Please do remember in your prayer….
    Kathmandu Church,

  4. gordon stiefel says:

    google brouight me to your web site as I search for a poem that starts…

    Darkness and snow descend
    The clock on the mantle piece
    Has nothing to recommend…

    who wrote this?


  5. Paul Rainer says:

    Praise God for this site.For the first time I could see and read this wonderful site. I love to keep in touch with you,Godwilling. I need a real good mentor and a spiritual guide to help me in my spiritual life. God bless you and your ministry. Thank you.

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