Keith J. Matthews, D.Min.

Chair, Department of Ministry
and Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Phone: (626) 815-5451
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Keith J. Matthews, D.Min., has extensive ministry experience, from church plants to the megachurch, from coast to coast. He has written articles for the journal Conversations, 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. Keith is married to Christa and has three children, Cori, Kyle, and Kate, and resides in Southern California.


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

Academic Area

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • 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