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Dr. Mitch Land

Dr. Mitch Land

Dean of Media and Worship Arts

Mitch Land, PhD, is the dean of the media arts at The Kings University (TKU) in Southlake, Texas. His primary responsibility is to lead in the development of a media arts program at TKU. He most recently served as dean of the School of Communication & the Arts at Regent University from 2011 to 2017. His expertise is in international communication and media ethics. Land is humbled and honored to have served as one of the executive producers of In-Lawfully Yours, a romantic comedy co-produced by Home Theater Films and Regent Pictures. Land is lead editor of the book, Contemporary Media Ethics, published in 2013 by Marquette Books. In addition, he consults on journalism training efforts sponsored by organizations with the U.S. Department of State. He holds the degrees of master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the master of arts in journalism from the University of North Texas, and earned his PhD at the University of Texas in radio, television and film, with emphases in international/development communication and cultural anthropology. Land is fluent in French and studied French language and culture at Université de Haute Bretagne and Université de la Touraine, France.

Dean Land was the founding dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas. He is also co-founder of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, which is the most prestigious literary nonfiction conference in America.

Dean Land and his wife, Lea, served as media missionaries for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 1975-1990 in French Africa. Land and his wife, Lea, are parents to four children who have contributed 21 grandchildren to the Land clan.

My Passion:

To visualize new programs, especially those that will prepare Christian leaders to change their world for the Kingdom of God.

Favorite Scripture:

Prov. 25:11 – “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”

Recent Adventure:

In March 2016, my wife, Lea, and I had the privilege of serving with the Gateway Church network-building team for France. We visited with church leaders in some of the largest churches in France, namely in Paris, Bordeaux, Nimes, Toulouse and Marseille. It was so inspiring to hear Gateway leaders share the Gateway vision for growing healthy churches. Most recently, I had the joy and privilege of witnessing how Heidi and Rolland Baker of Iris Global, do mission work in Mozambique and many other parts of the world. We spent 10 days in Pemba, Mozambique, preaching, teaching and praying with the people there. Most of all, we were inspired beyond our wildest expectations to see what effective, Spirit-led cross-cultural evangelism can work among the people of Mozambique, thanks to Heidi and Rolland.

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Ph.D. in Radio, Television and Film

University of Texas


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

M.A. in journalism

University of North Texas