Michael Shanlian Ph.D.
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Dr. Michael Shanlian has a passion for training and mentoring leaders. He has served as a leader in the church and business world for over four decades. He is a former pastor, mentor, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor for Beulah Heights University in Atlanta Georgia www.beulah.edu. He strives for excellence that God would receive the Glory. Dr. Shanlian and his wife Susie were married in 2014 and live in The Villages located in central Florida. He and his late wife Karen were married forty years and they have one grown daughter Jessica. Dr. Shanlian has a heart for the church and its leaders. He is an expert in leadership consulting and crisis management He will inspire your leaders with practical Biblical leadership principles.

Experience: Dr. Michael Shanlian was ordained in 1976. Since that time he has served as a bi-vocational pastor and church planter, mentor, conference speaker, motivator, educator, and consultant. He is a trained gemologist and jewelry appraiser. Dr. Shanlian has formal training in leadership, theology, and counseling. He is available to speak at churches, conferences or seminars.

Passions: Leadership, Motivating, Counseling, Educating.

Interests: Family, Sports, Fitness, Gemstones, Reading.


2013 -- Ph.D. (Organizational Leadership - Ministry Track) Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga. Tennessee.

2009 -- M.A. Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Cum Laude) Pastoral Counseling, Lynchburg, Virginia.

1976 -- B.R.E. Midwestern Baptist College, Pontiac, Michigan.

2004 -- G.G. Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute Carlsbad. California.

2006 -- Registered Jeweler, Certified Gemologist, Certified Gemologist Appraiser (American Gem Society)

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Going Home!

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:03pm 4 Comments

I have some sad news. My angel wife of forty years went home to be with Jesus tonight. This was very unexpected. I took went to see her this morning before work and took her McDonald's coffee with three creams. We had a nice conversation and before I left she asked me to feel her forehead. I told her she felt a little warm. The nurse gave her an antibiotic because they thought she had a urine…

The Acid Test

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

What would your attitude be about God if you had a Job experience? If all your friends, finances and physical health were lost how would you react? If your mate was diagnosed with a paralyzing but not fatal disease and could not walk or work would you remain faithful? Would you blame God if your child walked away from the faith? Could you worship God if no one in the church embraces your pain? If…


Posted on July 12, 2013 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

The year 2013 ushered in three milestones. Tomorrow my bride Karen and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. By all accounts our marriage should have ended in divorce. Karen was diagnosed in 1985 with Multiple Sclerosis and loss the use of her legs. Bankruptcy due to staggering medical bills, the loss of our home, life saving, Karen almost dying from a severe case of Mersa. The stress of working two jobs and having the primary responsibility raising our daughter did not allow much…



Posted on December 2, 2012 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

When I was growing up in the sixties my parents talked to me about entitlements. They said I was entitled to work hard and expect life to be hard. I was entitled to obey the law and respect my elders. I was entitled to keep my marriage vows and provide for my family even if I had to work two jobs. I was entitled to put others before myself and not to whine when I did not get my way. I was entitled to share my blessings with others even if it meant giving away my last dollar. I was entitled…


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At 10:21pm on June 5, 2013, Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI said…

Congratulations on your Doctorate!!  We are all very proud of you and your wonderful accomplishment.  May our LORD Jesus bless you, your family, and your wonderful ministry. 

At 1:43am on July 15, 2012, Pastor Remegio CBlanco said…

Dear Dr. Michael Shanlian, we're praying for your  Doctoral study and your ministry. Dr. Shalian, we do hope that one day you may able to come over here in the Philippines to minister to our people. Dr.Shalian, looking forward to seeing you.

In Christ,

Pastor Remegio Blanco


At 5:56am on July 3, 2012, Pastor Remegio CBlanco said…

Dear Dr. Shanlian, please visit us here in the Philippines to minister to our church.

At 3:33pm on July 17, 2011, Michael Shanlian Ph.D. said…
Heading for Chattanooga TN tomorrow morning to begin a Ph.D. in leadership at Tennessee Temple University. Pray for a safe trip and a receptive mind. I am excited about meeting my professors and those in my cohort. Thank you God for opening the door and providing the finances!
At 4:34pm on May 15, 2011, Bruce J. Rydin said…

Hey Mike:


Liz and I miss you! Give us a call sometime.

At 4:21pm on May 3, 2011, Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI said…
Happy Birthday Dr. Shanlian!  May our LORD bless you today and every day.  Have a wonderful birthday today.
At 1:40pm on October 10, 2010, Prasanth.J said…
Praise the Lord Dr. Michael
At 10:41am on May 3, 2010, Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI said…
Amen. We love you in Jesus name Dr. Shanlian. Now go on out and celebrate your wonderful birthday....God bless you, your family, and your ministry.
At 10:36am on May 3, 2010, Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI said…
Happy birthday Dr. Shanlian. May the Lord bless you today and everyday. Have a wonderful birthday!
At 2:25pm on March 25, 2010, Chaplain Janet Marston-McGregor said…
thank you for your comment on my "JOB" sermon, brother Michael! God bless you and your wife - you are a wonderful testimony of faith and endurance!

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