Michael H. Windsor

Professor of Church History | Director of DMin Program

Office: 757-479-3706

Michael H. Windsor is the Professor of Church History and the Director of Library Services at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1996.

A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Windsor served in a variety of ministry roles in Wisconsin and Minnesota prior to coming to VBTS. At the conclusion of his initial seminary studies, Dr. Windsor accepted the call to become pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville, Wisconsin, where he served four years. He later became pastor of Blaine Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for twelve years while earning his additional seminary degrees. During this time he also taught as a faculty associate and later as assistant professor at Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minnesota and at the Twin Cities Bible Institute. Dr. Windsor has also taught church history and theology classes around the world, including India, Romania, Russia, and southeast Asia. He is a member of the original faculty at VBTS and has served at the seminary since its first classes in 1996.

Dr. Windsor specializes in Baptist history and polity, Reformation history, and twentieth-century American fundamentalism. As director of library services, he oversees the growing theological research library located on the VBTS campus. Dr. Windsor served as a commissioner with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools from 2010–2013. In addition, he is an active participant in the annual Bible Faculty Leadership Summit and teaches an adult Bible study class at Colonial Baptist Church.

Dr. Windsor and his wife, Virginia, live in Virginia Beach. They have four grown sons and 11 grandchildren. 

Baptist History & Polity investigates the history of Baptist churches from 17th century England to their present global ministry, looking at Baptist historiography, major developments, and significant doctrinal identity for the movement. Read more....

Church & End Times surveys ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and eschatology (the doctrine of End Times). Read more....

Man, Sin, & Holy Spirit surveys theological anthropology (the doctrine of man), and hamartiology (the doctrine of sin), and pneumatology (the doctrine of the Holy Spirit). Read more....

Reformation and Modern Christianity surveys the major events and persons in Church History for the period of 1500 to the present.  Read more....

ThD, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis

ThM, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis

MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MDiv, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis

MA, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

BA, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Full-Time Faculty, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, 1996–present

Assistant Professor, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, 1995–96

Faculty Associate, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, 1988–95

Pastor, Blaine Baptist Church (Minneapolis, MN), 1982–94

Pastor, Grace Baptist Church (Boyceville, WI), 1976–80

Teaching Ministries in India, Romania, Russia, and southeast Asia


2008. “The History of Fundamental Baptists.” Pt. 2, “Significant Baptist Leaders in Early American Fundamentalism.” In Baptist History Celebration, 2007: A Symposium on Our History, Theology, and Hymnody, edited by Gary W. Long, 321–24. Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press.

2006. “An Introduction to the History of Fundamentalism in America.” Conservative Baptist Theological Studies 1:1–2.

2000. “Solus Christus: Is There Another Savior?” In Missions in a New Millennium: Change and Challenges in World Missions, edited by W. Edward Glenny and William H. Smallman, 157–72. Grand Rapids: Kregel.

1991. “Valiant for Truth: The Ministry of Richard Volley Clearwaters.” ThD diss., Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minnesota.

1985. “The Christology of Acts 2:22–36.” ThM thesis, Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minnesota.

1981. “The Role of Dr. Balthasar Hubmaier during the Early Years of the Reformation.” MA thesis, University of Wisconsin–River Falls.

1975. “Jesus of Nazareth: The Supreme Prophet of God.” Central Bible Quarterly 18, no. 1 (Spring): 18–23.