Michael A. Milton
1998, Ph.D., Theology and Religious Studies,The University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales (Trinity-St. David’s); 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
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 Chancellor/CEO Elect and James M. Baird Jr. Professor of Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
2012, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Reformed Theological Seminary
2010 – Unanimously elected to become Chancellor/CEO Elect of Reformed Theological Seminary on September 2, 2010
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
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
1992-Present, Chaplain, US Army Reserves
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/Writer, US Army Chaplain Center and 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
Sacred Assembly: A Biblical Vision for the Church Today (P&R Publishing, awaiting publication)
Follow the Call: A Vocational Guide to Ordained Ministry in the Global Church (Evangelical Press, awaiting publication)
Commentary on Jeremiah (Evangelical Press, awaiting publication)
Hit by Friendly Fire (Second Edition): When Other Believers Hurt You (Evangelical Press, January, 2012)
Songs in the Night: How God Transforms Your Pain into Praise (P&R Publishing, December, 2011)
What is the Doctrine of Adoption? (P&R Publishing, February, 2012)
Small Things, Big Things: Inspiring Stories in Everyday Grace (P&R Publishing, December, 2009).
A New Pastoral Theology for the Christian Church (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)
“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” Preaching.com
“The Gospel According To Zacchaeus” Preaching.com
“Children in the Arms of the Loving God” Preaching.com
“Trusting in His Sovereign Grace,” Preaching.com
“Longing for Eden” at Preaching.com
“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.
“Storms Blow in that Our Prayers May Go Up”, Preaching.com
Jackals Among Ruins, Preaching.com
An Attitude of Thanksgiving, Preaching.com
“Mary’s Song,” Preaching.com
“Zechariah’s Song,” Preaching.com
“Simeon’s Song,” Preaching.com
No Alternative!, Preaching.com
Empathy, Netanyahu, Despots and Chimps, Preaching.com.
Distracted, ByFaith Online.
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
“In Jesus’ Name I Pray:” Exclusivity in Public Prayer and the Restrictive Contours of Civic Pluralism (The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, California, November, 2011)
“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
Faith for Living with Mike Milton, a multi media weekly Bible teaching ministry
SermonAudio.com/thecallrts, 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.
“Preaching for Revitalization,” Doctor of Ministry, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2012
“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
“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
“It’s a Growing Time—Resting in God before Running in Ministry: A Convocation Message” to the Chaplain Career Course, July 18, 2011, Main Post Chapel, Fort Jackson, SC
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-
“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
“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-
The Evangelical Seminary Presidents Fellowship, 2008-
Member, Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America, Chattanooga, TN, 2002-2008
Member, Rotary Club, Downtown Chattanooga, TN, 2002-2008