Langham equips Christian leaders from around the world to receive their Ph.D.’s in Bible and theology and then serve the church in their nations.

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 disciples.

The Need for Theological Leaders

“Theological education is seen as ‘MOST IMPORTANT’ for the future of WORLD CHRISTIANITY and the mission of the church around the world.”


– Global Survey of Theological Education, 2011-2013

How Langham Scholars Impact Their Nations


Lead Schools

73% expand indigenous theological education to equip emerging leaders.



Train Leaders

82% equip students who launch ministries, churches and schools.



Start Ministries

42% start new churches, ministries and schools in their nations.



Write Books

44% write the first books in their national language for theology, Bible study, missions, pastoring or ethics.



Influence Globally

22% advise governments and international NGO’s.



Unite Churches

76% bring denominations together for coalitions and collaborative ministry.


“Anybody that is sponsoring a Langham Scholar should see that they are training somebody that is going to impact not just a community, but a nation.”


 – Langham Scholar Sunday Agang, Nigeria

Where Langham Scholars Serve Worldwide

Learn more about the number of Langham Scholars and where they serve. In addition to the 267 Langham Scholars serving worldwide, there are 66 scholars currently receiving their Ph.D.’s.

  • Africa

    82 Langham Scholars from 18 Countries

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mozambique

    Currently in their Studies
    30 emerging leaders from 14 countries

  • Asia

    111 Langham Scholars from 15 Countries

    Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Thailand, Nepal & 5 other countries

    Currently in their Studies
    22 emerging leaders from 8 countries

  • Caribbean

    3 Langham Scholars from 3 Countries

    Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago

  • Europe/Eurasia

    39 Langham Scholars from 15 Countries

    Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine

    Currently in their Studies
    8 emerging leaders from 7 countries

  • Latin America

    20 Langham Scholars from 10 Countries

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Brazil.

    Currently in their Studies
    6 emerging leaders from 3 countries

  • Middle East & North Africa

    11 Langham Scholars from 5 Countries

    Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, South Sudan

    Currently in their Studies
    2 emerging leaders from 2 nations

  • Pacific

    2 Langham Scholar from 2 Countries

    Papua New Guinea

One Example of Multiplication

The goal of equipping theological leaders around the world is to “equip the equippers,”
men and women who multiply disciples and advance God’s Kingdom in their nations.

Finny Phillip

Langham Scholar

Principal of Filadelfia Bible College, Mission Director of Filadelfia Fellowship of Churches, India and International Deputy Director, South Asia, Lausanne Movement

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