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Justin G. Tilghman, PhD


Dr. Justin Tilghman (PhD, Columbia International University;  MTS, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is an author and professor in eastern North Carolina. His research interests involve the intersections of theology, philosophy, sociology, and psychology to inform one's approach to leadership. He is a professor of leadership and biblical studies at Carolina College of Biblical Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Liberty University. In addition to his academic work, he serves on the board of directors for Hope Preparatory School and the board of elders at Grace Fellowship Church. He teaches courses on biblical/theological studies, leadership development, evangelism, and world missions. His written work is featured on multiple online platforms, including, and Rooted Ministry.


Dr. Tilghman has authored, co-authored, and reviewed textbooks, articles, and popular-level work in education, leadership, and theology. He also serves as an expert reviewer for various academic leadership journals.

Dr. Tilghman is a member of several organizations focused on education, leadership, theology, and philosophy, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.


You can often find him enjoying a good cup of coffee and always willing to have a deep conversation.


He lives in eastern North Carolina with his wife and their two sons.

Dr. Tilghman subscribes to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

As an elder at Grace Fellowship Church, he also upholds the doctrines outlined in the church's doctrinal statement.

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