Langham Scholars

Langham scholarships future theological leaders—godly men and women who will go on to shape their nations for Christ as they start and teach in seminaries, develop new ministries, and multiply disciples.

How it Works


We fund scholarships and shepherd
these leaders through their Ph.D.
studies in Bible and theology.


Scholars biblically train and disciple
future pastors and Christian leaders
in their nations.


Christian leaders start new ministries
and churches, equipped to make

Langham equips scholar-leaders.

Langham identifies men and women who are academically able and recommended by their churches as committed to godly and evangelical faith and life, and equips them for a lifetime of ministry through a Ph.D in biblical and theological studies. These scholars then return to their home countries to teach and train future pastors and Christian leaders in seminaries. Many of them also exercise significant influence through their writing and wide leadership in the global church.

Equipping biblical scholars has an exponential impact.

Imagine the multiplicative impact of training one scholar. Over the course of their life, one scholar will equip and influence hundreds of pastors and Christian leaders who will go on to lead churches, start new ministries and reproduce themselves in others.

Langham scholars worldwide.

More than 300 Langham Scholars are serving in the Majority World, teaching in seminaries, writing books, equipping pastors and leaders, influencing governments and serving the global church, impacting millions of lives in Christ. In 2012, 14 Majority World Christian leaders graduated with Ph.Ds and 61 scholarships from 46 different countries in Asia, Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East were awarded.

“Our vision should be unashamedly to help capture the seminaries of the world for the gospel. And in order to do this, we have to ensure (as far as we can) that the world’s seminaries are staffed by scholar-saints – that is, by men and women who combine in themselves academic excellence and personal godliness.”  
John Stott

Langham Scholars: July 2019 – June 2020

  • Supported 78 PhD students from 44 MW countries in theological doctoral programs. 11 of these scholars are new scholars who commenced Langham scholarships during the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Celebrated the graduation of 14 scholars, 13 of whom have returned, and 1 is preparing to return, to serve in the Majority World. Leaders who will go on to shape their nations with a biblical worldview as they teach in seminaries, start salt and light ministries, and serve at the highest levels in government – and join a fellowship of more than 300 graduated Langham Scholars serving around the world.

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