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Keith J. Matthews, D.Min.

Chair, Graduate Ministry Department
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Contemporary Culture
Phone: (626) 815-5439
Email: kmatthews@apu.edu
Keith J. Matthews, D.Min., is professor and chair of the Department of Ministry. Matthews has extensive ministry experience, from Church plants to the mega Church, from coast to coast. Matthews' recent pastoral experience was as Lead Pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland, serving with Brian McLaren. He has written articles for Sojourners Magazine and Leadership Journal, as well as designed and co-authored Dallas Willard's Study Guide to the Divine Conspiracy. He is an ordained pastor, retreat speaker, and conference speaker for Renovare, Inc. Keith is married to Christa and has three children, Cori, Kyle, and Kate, and resides in Southern California.

Education

D.Min., Spirituality and Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2002
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1982

Department

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary

Expertise

  • Dallas Willard
  • Emergent Church
  • Practical Theology
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spirituality and Leadership

Courses Taught

GMIN 506 – Foundations of Educational Ministries
GMIN 516 – Dynamics of Christian Formation
GMIN 538 – Evangelism and Discipleship
GMIN 569 – Field Education in Ministry
GMIN 588 – The Missional Church
GMIN 598 – Growing Healthy Churches
GMIN 628 – Seminar in Ministry

Office Hours

Monday, 2–4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 220, West Campus

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