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Michael Barnett

(803) 807-5355
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Barnett teaches courses on church planting movements, leadership and teams, creative access (business and missions), and the history of global Christianity.

He and his wife, Cindy, enjoy spending time with seminary and university students. They are active members of Hill of the Lord University Church in Columbia. They enjoy gardening, snow skiing, hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, fishing, and coffee drinking. God’s call on their lives is to equip the saints for being on mission with God among all peoples on earth!

Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. B.A. in Geography from the University of Houston.

He and Cindy served 12 years with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention working in the 10/40 Window. Previously, he served as a minister of missions and church planter in North America. He has a business background and continues to work in international business development.