B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary
Dr. Langston was born in Birmingham, Ala. on Nov. 11, 1954. He attended the University of Louisiana in Lafayette on an athletic scholarship in football and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in December 1977. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1977 and served until 1983. Dr. Langston graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) in Theology and Pastoral Care in 1986. He completed a year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C., in 1976 and went on to pastor Cherryfield Baptist Church (CBC) in Brevard, N.C. While pastoring CBC he served as the chaplain to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office in Brevard.
Dr. Langston served as a United States Navy chaplain from June of 1988 to June 2011. He has an earned Doctorate (D. Min.) from Bethel Theological Seminary (1996), St. Paul, Minn. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., earning a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Dr. Langston is presently the professor of Chaplain Ministries at Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C. His responsibilities include the development of the Chaplaincy track course materials and instructing/teaching for the master’s and doctorate level programs in chaplaincy. Additionally, he will supervise and advise students in the Chaplaincy program at CIU.
Dr. Langston is ordained and endorsed through the Southern Baptist Convention. He is married to the former Kathy Lee Jones, Ph.D., of Greenville, S.C. Dr. and Mrs. Langston reside in Blythewood, S.C. They have been married for 26 years and have three children, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Dr. Langston's resource website, TheNewCenturion.com furthers the purpose to empower men to be bold and courageous Christian Leaders through their natural masculine characteristics and abilities. Subsequently, developing men to personify their God given personality to be daring, bold, intelligent, ethical, and caring leaders in all aspects of their lives. Their goal is to accomplish this by influencing mens hearts, thoughts, words, and deeds through the teachings and behavior of Jesus Christ. Visit TheNewCenturion.com here.