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Michael Pocock

Senior Professor Emeritus of World Missions and Intercultural Studies

BA, Washington Bible College, 1964; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1967; ThM, 1969; DMiss, 1981.

A native of England who spent his formative years in the United States, Dr. Pocock always has subscribed to an intercultural approach to the gospel. Before joining Dallas Seminary’s World Missions faculty in 1987, he pastored a culturally diverse church in Chicago. He also ministered for 16 years with The Evangelical Alliance Mission, first in Venezuela and later as mobilization director in Wheaton, Illinois. He continues to travel extensively in order to participate in missions ministries and conferences. Over the past several years Dr. Pocock has researched and written on the development of multicultural churches in America (2002) and the impact of globalization on missions (2005). He currently is researching human migration in Scripture and the implications for ministry worldwide. Dr. Pocock has been a visiting professor at Christian colleges and seminaries around the world, and in 2008 he began serving as chairman of the board for Evergreen Family Friendship Services/China.

Courses Taught

  • WM5101 - Introduction to World Missions
  • WM5215 - Dynamics of Missionary Development
  • WM5310 - Engaging the Asian World for Christ
  • WM5325 - Ministry in Multicultural America
  • WM5335 - Ministry in Roman Catholic Contexts
  • WM5420 - Mission Strategy for Unreached Peoples
  • WM5425 - Intercultural Church Planting
  • WM5525 - Spiritual Warfare
  • DM7103 - Applied Research Project


Academic Interests

Intercultural communication
Global missionary movements
The relationship between Christianity and contemporary culture
Spiritual warfare
Helping churches minister to their ethnically diverse communities


DTS Voice Videos

Church Planting Q&A
God Can Use You Now!
Handling Adversity
Once to Every Man and Nation
The Gospel Message
Round Table Discussion
God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Experiencing God Up Close
The Glory of Serving a Global God

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • Review of "Global Missiology for the 21st Century: the Iguassu Dialogue." Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 127-128.
  • Review of "Faiths in Conflict? Christian Integrity in a Multicultural World." Bibliotheca Sacra (160:640). 2003. 507-507.
  • Review of "Encountering Religious Pluralism: the Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (38:3). 2002. 375-376.
  • Review of "Where the Nations Meet: the Church in a Multicultural World." Bibliotheca Sacra (157:627). 2000. 383-384.
  • "Recruiting for the Frontiers : A Response." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (33). 1997. 152-153.
  • Review of "Helping Others Find Freedom in Christ." Bibliotheca Sacra (153). 1996. 489-491.
  • "Focus and Balance in Missionary Outreach." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (32). 1996. 160-164.
  • Review of "New Directions in Mission and Evangelization, V 2: Theological Foundations." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (31). 1995. 350-352.
  • Review of "Communicating Christ in Animistic Contexts." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 127-128.
  • Review of "Reaching the World Next Door." Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 507-508.
  • Review of "Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 116-117.
  • "A Report of the Evangelical Missiological Society." International Journal of Frontier Missions (10:1). 1993. 40-40.
  • Review of "Church Renewal: A Handbook for Christian Leaders." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (26:4). 1990. 493-494.
  • Review of "Cities: Mission's New Frontier." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 384-384.
  • Review of "Frontier Challenge." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (25:1). 1989. 108-109.
  • "The Destiny of the World and the Work of Missions." Bibliotheca Sacra (145). 1988. 436-451.
  • "Gaining Long-term Mileage from Short-term Programs." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (23:2). 1987. 154-160.
  • "The Evangelical Alliance Mission." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (22:2). 1986. 122-125.
  • "A Recruiter's View of Missionary Training." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (21:4). 1985. 409-412.
  • Review of "Destroying the Barriers: Receptor Oriented Communication of the Gospel." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (19:3). 1983. 269-270.
  • "The Ecclesiological Product of the Ecumenical Movement." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (12). 1969. 159-165.