Dr. Luther Smith
Office: East Education 128
Title: Dean of the College, Department Chair of Biblical Counseling, Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling
Started at Calvary: January 2017
Professional Information: B.A. (Psychology), Ashford University, 2007; M.A. (Religious Studies), M.A. (Marriage & Family Therapy), Southern California Seminary, 2012; Psy.D. (Psychology), Southern California Seminary, 2017.
Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: My favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary is the environment and sense of family that I have witnessed on campus. The Scriptures are extremely important to all of the students and faculty here, and it is seen in the day-to-day interactions with one another here on campus. This is what I like about teaching: when the students (and faculty) can take the information and see it applied throughout the campus. This is a very good thing!
Favorite class to teach: Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling
Originally from: San Diego, California (El Cajon)
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary:
- Served as a teaching elder for a year in San Diego (Potrero Community Church).
- Served as an adjunct professor for San Diego Christian College for 7 years teaching Behavioral Science and Theology courses.
- Counseled for 6 years at three different places in San Diego (New Vision Christian Counseling Center; Counseling Ministries, Genesis Recovery Center; South Bay Community Services).
Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: I am teaching Sunday school at my local Church (Open Door Bible Church), and I am involved in various conferences throughout the year. I am also a consistent blogger and researching various topics of interest in psychology, philosophy, and theology.