Michael David Raiter (born 19 September 1953) is a Christian preacher and trainer of preachers and a former principal of the Melbourne School of Theology in Melbourne, Australia. He is also the author of a number of books, including Stirrings of the Soul (Matthias Media, 2003), which won the 2004 SPCK Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.
Born in Liverpool, England and raised in the New South Wales town of Dapto, Raiter began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan. After studying at Moore Theological College he returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. In 1997 he joined the faculty at Moore College as head of the Department of Missions. From 2006-2011 Raiter was the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology (formerly the Bible College of Victoria), an evangelical theological college.
In 2012 Raiter launched the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an independent specialist training institute for preachers hosted by St James Old Cathedral, Melbourne West, where he is also appointed to the staff and takes about a quarter of the preaching. The centre was created in active partnership with CMS Australia, and about a third of his time is spent delivering training and workshops internationally through them.
- Centre for Biblical Preaching website
- St James' Old Cathedral website
- CMS Australia website
- Melbourne School of Theology website