Congratulations to LAMP Graduate Mike VanDerLinden

Another LAMP Grad!

November 2018

Michael VanDerLinden has just completed the MDiv program with LAMP Seminary.  Michael has been a great student and has been actively involved in leadership through his local congregation, presbytery, General Assembly, and overseas mission fields throughout his training. He and his wife, Lorri, have been raising their five children, and Michael has enjoyed a long career as an air traffic controller with the FAA. Recently, Michael received a call to work part-time at Timber Ridge Christian Church in Highview, WV (an independent church within the bounds of New River Presbytery – PCA), while he awaits his retirement from the FAA in 18 months.  He hopes to finish ordination exams by early 2019 through the New River Presbytery and looks forward to devoting more time to the ministry, as God moves him into full-time work with God’s people.

Testimony of Michael experience with LAMP Seminary:

LAMP Seminary has been a great experience for me.  Working a full-time job where shift work is a requirement made it impossible to attend a traditional Seminary program.  LAMP offered the flexibility I needed to be able to pursue my calling.  The academic program offers a sound biblical foundation of theology while also providing opportunity for application of biblical doctrine in the daily life of the church.  The combination of study and service helped me to practice theology as more than an academic exercise.  In addition, LAMP offered me the freedom to listen to lecturers from across the country and chose mentors who were experts in their field.  I highly recommend LAMP seminary to anyone who desires to study God’s Word while learning to apply it in every-day situations.


Mike VanDerLinden

Graduate, LAMP Seminary 2018