Mike Barnett is professor of intercultural and historical studies at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of Houston, and a M. Div. and Ph.D. (Church History) from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mike and his wife Cindy worked in the business world for a decade, in the ministry world as missions pastor and church planter for 6 years, and with the International Mission Board working throughout the “10/40 Window” for 12 years. Since 2000, Mike has been a professor of intercultural studies and a strategy/team coach for numerous organizations, including IMB, Greater Europe Mission, and Life Shape International.
Mike’s teaching specialties include church planting, leadership and teams, creative access/business as missions, and the history of global Christianity. He has published chapters, articles, and books on these subjects. He is editor of Discovering the Mission of God, InterVarsity Press, 2012. He co-authored Called to Reach: Equipping Cross-cultural Disciplers, Broadman & Holman, 2007 and co-edited Business as Mission, William Carey Library, 2006.