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Milton, Michael A.

James H. Ragsdale Chair for Missions and Evangelism / Director of Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministries


Dr. Milton is the Provost and James Ragsdale Chair of Missions and Evangelism at Erskine Theological Seminary where he also serves as the Director of Chaplain Ministries, and President of the D. James Kennedy Institute of Reformed Leadership.

Milton’s life verse is from Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it unto the day of Jesus Christ.” Or, as Milton puts it in the title of his autobiography, “What God starts, God Completes.”

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  • Dipl., Defense Language Institute, 1977
  • BA, Mid-America Nazarene University, 1989
  • MDiv, Knox Theological Seminary, 1993
  • PhD, University of Wales, 1998
  • M.P.A., University of North Carolina, 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching & Learning
  • Harvard University, 2019
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