Rockland Community Church


"A Church of Christian Unity"

The Right Reverend Dr. Vince McLaughlin, Th.D., D.Litt.,Ph.D.

Bishop Vince was born in the United States but grew up in Scotland.  He is unequivocally a “Scot tried and true.”  He holds a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Biola University, a M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Biblical Languages from Bethel University, a M.A./Ph.D. in Old Testament from Regent University, School of Divinity, a Th.D., St. Luke’s Anglican Seminary, and a D.Litt. & Ph.D. from Wolsey Hall College/Oxford, UK – St. Alcuin House Seminary in Hebrew Literature & Biblical Hebrew .  Dr. McLaughlin holds post-graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) in Laboratory & Medical Clinical Sciences – Pathology.

He holds holy orders from the Scottish Episcopal church (formerly, the Anglican Church of Scotland), the Anglican Church Worldwide and the Episcopal Missionary Church.  Bishop Vince was consecrated a Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ (Episcopal Missionary Church) and is the Bishop of the Diocese of the East.  He also was conferred and ordained as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi of Beth Messiah (MBI) on February, 2004.  He recently served as a Provost & Academic Dean and Chairperson of the Biblical Studies and Languages at the University of Valley Forge Virginia Campus in Woodbridge, VA.

He is the author of numerous papers with the most recent publication of a book entitled, “Ruach in the Psalms” and a forthcoming book entitled, “Threads of Theosis in the Tanakh.”

In his personal life, he is married to Christine Marie McLaughlin with three grown daughters and four grandchildren (two granddaughters and two grandsons).  His personal interests include biblical languages and studies, motorcycles and working out at the gym when time allows.