Michael K. Smith

Dean of Students
Professor of New Testament

  • 507-344-7339 | mksmith@blc.edu
  • B.A. -Concordia College, River Forest, IL, 1983
  • M.Div. -Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN, 1987
  • S.T.M. (New Testament Exegesis) -Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI, 2004
  • Ph.D. (Biblical Studies) -Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN, 2013

Other Academic Work:

  • Purdue University, Wast Lafayette, IN; Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN


  • VicarFaith Lutheran Church, Kirksville, MO
  • VicarSt. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterbury, CT
  • Pastor First Lutheran Church, Suttons Bay, MI, 1987–1988
  • Pastor Family of God Lutheran Church, Bullhead City, AZ, 1988–1994
  • Pastor -Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Holland, MI, 1994–2002
  • Professor -Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, 2002–2006
  • Professor -Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2006–present

Published Work:

  • Life After Death. New Ulm, MN: WELS Prision Ministry, 2006.
  • The Lutheran Study Bible. Contributing Editor. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009.