Dr. Michael Mitchell

Dr. Michael MitchellAssociate Professor of Christian Leadership

Email Dr. Mitchell: mrmitchell@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4140


  • Ed.D., Southern B.T. Seminary
  • M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Recent Courses

  • DSMN 610: Family Discipleship
  • HOMI 601: Ministry of Teaching
  • LEAD 620: Missions, Vision & Strategic Plan


During nearly four decades of ministry in local church and school education, Dr. Mike has founded and served as pastor in three churches, assisted as an associate or executive pastor in five megachurches, and has been an administrator for three schools (public and private). Some of these opportunities overlapped, and within them he led ministries for children, youth and adults, and facilitated recreation, singles and men and women’s ministries, as well as small group fellowships. He partnered with his wife to home educate their two children for a total of 11 years.

Presently, Dr. Mike serves as Professor of Theology at the Rawlings School of Divinity. He has also authored Leading, Teaching, and Making Disciples and contributed to the Serendipity Study Bible for Groups. His vocation is his avocation, but when he can he loves to get outdoors, participate in sports, and swim.