Michael J. Gehring

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology


  • Practical Theology
  • Evangelism
  • C.S. Lewis Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Manchester (UK), 2014
  • D.Min., Southern Methodist University, 2002
  • Th.M., Duke University, 1992
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1988

Michael Gehring is Senior Pastor of Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville, NC, and is also a Senior Fellow of the Polycarp Community, Center for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies, Perkins School of Theology, SMU. He has published articles in The United Methodist Reporter and book notes and reviews in Theology Today, Witness: Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, and in Sharing the Practice. His book, The Oxbridge Evangelist: Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis, is expected to be published in November by Cascade Books of Wipf and Stock Publishers.