Become the Leader God Called you to Be
Leading from Christ’s Love
Get the education you need to further prepare and equip yourself as a leader, educator or administrator. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership degree is cohort-based and has alternative delivery methods. When you study in LBC | Capital’s PhD in leadership, you’ll learn under the tutelage of expert faculty members and international ministry leaders.
This program is built upon a framework that understands organizations to be dynamic and developmental in nature. The program promotes a balanced model of leadership that recognizes the importance of biblical values, incorporates the best of social science literature, cultivates inspiring vision and godly virtues and gives attention to the details of leadership management practices.
Designed for highly motivated students, this program is well-suited for pastors, missionaries, para-church ministry leaders, teachers, and other Christian leaders looking for a way to heighten their professional development and give them a deep understanding of biblical leadership. Other benefits include:
“He must become greater; I must become less.” – John 3:30
Listen to our student describe their experience in the PhD in leadership program – why they love it, how it’s changed them and why they chose it.
Kevin Gushiken, Ph.D.
Professor, PhD in Leadership Program Director
“My greatest joy is seeing students discover a topic they hope to research that energizes their passions and aims to make a lasting impact on the global church.” — Dr. GushikenRead Bio
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Educational Studies/Intercultural Studies
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A., Wheaton College, Missions/Intercultural Studies
B.A., Wheaton College, Business/Economics
Rick Rhoads, D.Min.
Professor, Chair of Church & Ministry Leadership Dept. and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
“Who we are and how we live together is what we teach.” — Dr. RhoadsRead Bio
D. Min., George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Global Leadership
M.A., Columbia International University, Leadership for Evangelism & Discipleship
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Christian Education
A.S., Harrisburg Community College, Radiologic Technology
Warren Bird, Ph.D.
“The best classroom learning occurs through the integration of how God is already at work in the student’s ministry, solid background reading and lively application-based discussion.” — Dr. BirdRead Bio
Rodney Cooper, Ph.D.
Adjunct FacultyRead Bio
B.A., Ohio State University
M.A., Western Seminary
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., George Fox University/Western Seminary
Mark Eckel, Ph.D.
“Training next generation Christian leaders in the use of biblical tools for lifelong learning is my passion.” —Dr. EckelRead Bio
Gene Habecker, Ph.D.
“I highly recommend this program. It reflects a dynamic balance between theory and practice for leaders.” —Dr. HabeckerRead Bio
“I always come away enriched from investing time in nurturing students and watching them positively shape the character and culture of our society.” — Dr. LewisRead Bio
Debra Johnson-Cortesi, Ph.D.
Professor, Senior Instructional DesignerRead Bio
M.A., Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School, Worship, spiritual formation, small group ministry
Ph.D. Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School, Leadership