Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Professor of Biblical Studies

E-mail: mjsmith2@liberty.edu


  • Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1970
  • Certificate, Advanced Studies Program, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 1974
  • Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, 1970
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2005-Present.
  • Teacher for the Legacy Singles, Scofield Memorial Church, Dallas, Texas, 1999-2005.
  • Interim Pulpit Fill and Pastor-at-Large, Green Meadow Bible Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1995-1997.
  • Associate Pastor, Calvary Bible Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1980-1995.

Missions Involvement

  • Missionary Teacher, Kom Baptist Teacher Training College, United Republic of Cameroon, West Africa, 1970-1972. 
  • Participated on a missions trip to Aurangabad, India, to connect with young pastors for training, and research ways to support and enhance the ministry of a supported Indian Pastor, 1997.
  • Participated on a ten-day fact-finding trip to Novograd, Russia with Christian Farmers of America, researching the opportunities for a ministry to farmers in Russia, 1992.
  • Spoke at the Missionary Conference for SEND, International Missionaries in Taiwan, 1991, and remained to help launch a summer college missions project.


  • Contributed chapters on Acts, 1, 2 Corinthians in "The Essence of the New Testament: A Survey", (B&H, 2012).
  • Smith, Michael J. "The Failure of the Family in Judges, Part 1: Jepthah," Bibliotheca, Sacra, 162 (July-September, 2005): 279-98. 
  • Smith, Michael J. "The Failure of the Family in Judges, Part 2: Samson," Bibliotheca, Sacra, 162 (October-December, 2005): 424-36.
  • Smith, Michael J. "The Role of the Pedagogue in Galatians," Bibliotheca, Sacra, 163 (April-June, 2006): 197-214.


  • Ordained by Calvary Bible Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 10, 1983.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Evangelical Theological Society
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