Dr. Michael G. Cogdill

Founding Dean and Professor of Christian Ministry

  • BA, Mars Hill College
  • MDiv., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Michael G. Cogdill is Professor of Christian Ministry. He was the Founding Dean of Campbell University Divinity School from 1996-2010. During that time he was also Professor of Pastoral Leadership. Prior to 1996, he served as Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Campbell.  Dr. Cogdill views his call as a minister and his work as a professor as an extension of one calling - to serve God faithfully in church-related ministry.


Dr. Cogdill specializes in the area of church leadership and teaches courses related to pastoral ministries, preaching, and family studies.  He enjoys teaching his favorite courses, Introduction to Theological Education and The Life and Work of the Minister.  Dr. Cogdill has published articles in books and journals and is the recipient of honors during his tenure at Campbell.  He was named Professor of the Year in 1992 and had the 1997 yearbook, The Pine Burr, dedicated in his honor.


A popular preacher and Bible teacher in North Carolina Baptist churches, Dr. Cogdill has served two churches as pastor and numerous churches as interim pastor.  He and his wife, Gail, have two children; their son Jason, married to Lori, and daughter Joya, married to Taylor Austin.  They also have two grandsons, Thomas and Hampton.


The Cogdills reside in Buies Creek where they are active members of Memorial Baptist Church.

  • Office Location: Taylor Hall of Religion, Room #327
  • E-Mail: cogdill@campbell.edu
  • Phone: 1-800-760-9827, ext. 1831