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Stewart, Michael R.

Research Professor of Chaplain Ministries


Dr. Michael Stewart serves as the Associate Endorser of Civilian Chaplains for the Presbyterian and Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel (PRCC). He is an ordained Presbyterian Church in America minister and has recently concluded serving two decades as the Director of Pastoral Care at Piedmont Columbus Regional Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia.

Professor Stewart graduated in 1989 with a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated in 2011 with a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a focus on business ethics, leadership, and workplace theology.

Dr. Stewart achieved Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) status in 2004 through the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has also served as President of the Georgia Society of Health Care Chaplains. He has been on four mission trips to Zimbabwe lecturing at the Theological College of Zimbabwe on chaplaincy issues and has lectured on death and dying at Columbus State University. Mike and his wife, Jeri, have been married for 38 years, and have been on mission trips to Japan, China and Africa. Mike was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America in 2001 and endorsed as a Chaplain through the PRCC in 2001. Dr. Stewart also served on the Advisory Board of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Chaplain Ministry Institute as an advisor on hospital chaplaincy and has also served as a PRCC commissioner for the last three years.
Education and Credentials
  • DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • MS (counseling), Columbus State University
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Certificate in Archeology, Geography and History of the Bible, Jerusalem University College
  • Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains
Recent Publications
  • Business Ethics – Leadership and Workplace Theology. Dissertation, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2011.
Experience and Ministry
  • Adjunct Professor, Presbyterian and Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Commissioner and associate endorser and for civilian chaplains for the Presbyterian and Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel (PRCC)
  • Chaplain and Pastoral Care, Piedmont Columbus Regional Health
  • Ordained teaching elder (PCA)
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