Langham Partnership equips Christian leaders from around the world to receive theological PhDs and then serve the church in their home nations.

How it Works


We fund scholarships and shepherd these leaders through their PhD studies. Find out more about how to apply for a Langham Scholarship.


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 NGOs.

Unite Churches

76% bring denominations together for coalitions and collaborative ministry.


Data from an independent Measurement & Evaluation Study of Langham’s ministry effectiveness by Excellence in Giving, 2015-2017

“Anybody who is sponsoring a Langham Scholar should see that they are training somebody who 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 309 Langham Scholars serving in 90 nations worldwide, there are 84 scholars currently studying for their PhD’s. (Info from 2021).

  • Africa

    112 Langham Scholars from 24 Countries

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, & 5 other countries.

    Currently in their studies:
    26 emerging leaders from 15 countries.

  • Asia

    141 Langham Scholars from 16 Countries

    Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Thailand, & 7 other countries.
    Currently in their studies:
    34 emerging leaders from 14 countries.

  • Caribbean

    6 Langham Scholars from 3 Countries

    Dominican Republic, Jamaica & one other country.
    Currently in their studies:
    2 emerging leaders from one country

  • Europe/Eurasia

    52 Langham Scholars from 18 Countries

    Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine.
    Currently in their studies:
    9 emerging leaders from 7 countries.

  • Latin America

    31 Langham Scholars from 9 Countries

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Brazil.
    Currently in their studies:
    5 emerging leaders from 3 countries.

  • Middle East & North Africa

    15 Langham Scholars from 5 Countries

    Lebanon & 6 other countries.
    Currently in their studies:
    7 emerging leaders from 3 nations.

  • Pacific

    1 Langham Scholar from 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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