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 Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC and is also a Senior Fellow of the Polycarp Community, Center for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Oxbridge Evangelist: Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis, published by Cascade Press (Wipf & Stock), Eugene, OR. It has also been released by Lutterworth Press in Cambridge, England. He has also published a spiritual autobiography entitled As the Broken White Lines Become One, Resource Publications (Wipf & Stock), 2018 and has coedited The Logic of Evangelism Revisited, Pickwick Publications (Wipf & Stock), 2019.


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