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Michael W. Goheen

Michael W. Goheen

Professor of Missional Theology, Director of Theological Education, Missional Training Center – Phoenix



Doctor of Philosophy, Utrecht University (2000)

Master of Arts in Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary (1984)

Bachelor of Arts in Intellectual History, Florida Atlantic University (1980)


Dr. Mike Goheen began his professional life as a church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. Then, for over two decades, he taught worldview studies, biblical theology, and missiology at Dordt College, Redeemer University College, Trinity Western University, Regent College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Covenant Seminary. For most of that time, he has held part-time pastoral and preaching positions in local congregations.

Presently, he splits his time between Vancouver, Canada, and Phoenix, Arizona, where he teaches and directs the theological education program at the Missional Training Center (MTC), an extension site of Calvin Seminary. He also spends time each year in Brazil and Chile training pastoral leaders.

Mike has authored, co-authored, or edited thirteen books, including The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missional Ecclesiology (Baker, 2018), Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History, and Issues (IVP, 2014), and A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story (Baker, 2011).

Mike has been married to Marnie since 1979. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.