Michael R. Burgos and Marion, his wife of over twenty years, have eight children. Michael pastors Northwest Hills Community Church (SBC), a thriving multigenerational congregation in the heart of downtown Torrington, Connecticut.
Michael has written a variety of books and articles on topics ranging from theology, apologetics, and biblical counseling. He serves as an adjunct professor and theses/dissertation committee member at Forge Theological Seminary.
Creedal Trinitarian, Classical Evangelical, Baptist, Reformed
Associate of Science in General Studies
Northwestern College, Winchester, CT
Bachelor of Science in Bible & Theology
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Certificate in Biblical Counseling
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Master of Biblical Studies in New Testament
Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA
Thesis: A Critical Evaluation of Oneness Pentecostal Christology
Supervisor: James Hayes, D.Min.
Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies
(Candidate) Belhaven University, Jackson, MS
Master of Arts in Theology
University of Chester, Chester, UK
Thesis: Christ as the Divine Angel
Supervisor: Patrick Egan, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Polemic Theology
Forge Theological Seminary, St. Petersburg, FL
Dissertation: Against Oneness Pentecostalism: An Exegetical-Theological Critique
Supervisor: Christain Watkins, Ph.D.
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
Evangelical Theological Society
International Society of Christian Apologetics
Kiss the Son: A Christological Apology in Response to David K. Bernard’s The Oneness of God (2012).
Credo: An Introduction to Confessional Theology (2017).
Our God is Triune: Essays in Biblical Theology (2018).
Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Concise Introduction to an American Cult (2018).
Counterfeit Religion: A Biblical Analysis of Cults, Sects, & False Religious Movements (2019).
Against Oneness Pentecostalism: An Exegetical-Theological Critique, 3rd Ed. (2020).
Light from the Spectrum: Essays on Biblical Counseling, co-authored with Chris Chumita (2020).
Journal Articles & Other Publications:
2012. “Anthropological Monism & Its Incompatibility with Biblical Christianity,” The Journal for Trinitarian Studies & Apologetics, 196-231.
2013. “Explicit Deity: John 18:6,” The Journal for Trinitarian Studies & Apologetics, 35-48.
08/2021. “The Angel of Yahweh: A Biblical Appellation for the Second Person of the Holy Trinity,” American Journal of Biblical Theology, 23.31, 1-24.
09/2021. “The Royal Timeframe,” Biblical Perspectives Magazine, 23.37.
10/2021. "An Exposition of the Second Psalm," Academia Letters, 3767.
01/2022. "The Paradox of the Christian Life: Paul as the Wretched Man in Romans 7:14-25," GNOSI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis, 5.1, 1-9.
Formal Academic Debates:
04/2011 vs. James N. Anderson; “The Son personally preexisted the incarnation with the father.”
05/2011 vs. Samuel Brown; “The Son of God did not possess divinity during his post-incarnate premortem state.”
09/2011 vs. Sir Anthony Buzzard; “Who is Jesus?”
08/2014 vs. Cornell Thomas; “At conception, Jesus was not God and man.”
11/2014 vs. Steven Ritchie; “The Father alone existed as God prior to the incarnation.”
04/2020 vs. Stephan Quicksey; “The Son of God did not personally preexist with the Father prior to the incarnation.”
04/2020 vs. Antonio Satchell; “The God of the Old Testament is unitarian."
08/2020 vs. Daniel Myers, “The God of the Old Testament is unitarian.”
11/2020 vs. Bishop Jerry L. Hayes; “Be it resolved the Scriptures teach that by Christian water baptism the believer is placed into Christ and his/her sins are remitted.”
11/2020 vs. Bishop Jerry L. Hayes; "Be it resolved that by means of historical criticism, textual criticism, and literary criticism the triune baptismal formula of Matthew 28:19 is proven non-canonical."
12/2020 vs. Bishop Jerry L. Hayes; "Be it resolved the Scriptures teach that the deity of Jesus Christ is the Father incarnate."
02/05/2021 vs Carlos Xavier; "Did the Son Preexist Eternally?"