Trinity Chapel Charlotte (ARP) is a parish church in the Presbyterian tradition gathering and growing strong disciples of Christ through Word, Sacraments, and Prayer. We are a mission of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Michael A. Milton

Dr. and Mrs. (Mae) Michael A. Milton

Michael A. Milton, MPA, PhD (UNC Chapel Hill; University of Wales Trinity Saint David) is a Presbyterian minister, educator, author, Army Reserve Chaplain, and composer. Married to Mae in 1985, the Miltons have served as founding pastor of two congregations, a Christian academy, and senior pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. In 2007 he was elected as President-Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. After being set aside because of a serious illness involving a human virus, Dr. Milton returned to university, completing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having been a faculty member at the U.S. Chaplain School, he was promoted to Colonel and Command Chaplain of U.S. Military Intelligence Readiness Command. He is the President of the D. James Kennedy Institute and serves as the James Ragsdale Chair of Missions and Evangelism at Erskine Theological Seminary.

Dr. Milton and Mrs. Milton are parents to their son, John Michael, in Charlotte area, and to seven children with families from the Eastern Seaboard to the Deep South and Florida [for security, Dr. Milton, an Army Colonel serving the intelligence community, takes precautions in sharing information about his adult, married children and families.]

The Miltons enjoy gardening, particularly hybrid roses, travel in the “Old North State,” and the Golden Age of Hollywood. And hotdogs.

Dr. Milton is a board certified pastoral counselor and chaplain and a supervisor in clinical pastoral education. His desire is to pour his experience, education, gifts, and knowledge into the lives of people in the Weddington community. He seeks to accomplish this mission of healing through assembling and deploying a gifted team of ministry professionals, through conducting worship services that seek to give glory to God and speak peace to the human soul made in God’s image, and through preaching Bible messages that explain the divine truth, diagnose and treat the spirits of all of us, and apply the salve of salvation in the love of Christ. The author of thirty books and numerous articles, peer-reviewed and popular, you can learn more about the pastor of Trinity Chapel Charlotte at His biography is published by Christian Focus Publications (UK):

Professional Credentials

Education: Diploma, Defense Language Institute; B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University; M.Div., Knox Theological Seminary; MPA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, University of Wales.

Clergy Credentials: Ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church in America; member, Tennessee Valley Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in America (honorably retired status); member, First Presbytery, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church; full professor, Chair of Missions, Faculty of Erskine Theological Seminary; commissioned officer, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps (Colonel, US Army Retired.

Board certifications: Board Certified Chaplain (BCC), Spiritual Care Association and Association of Credentialed Christian Chaplains; Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) with the Association of Credentialed Christian Chaplains; member, Association of Christian Counselors; Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).