John L. Thomas, Jr.

Dr. John L. Thomas, Jr.
Address901 N. Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK 74116

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Phillips Theological Seminary
Associate Dean for Contextual Education and Church Relations, Phillips Theological Seminary
Director of Ministerial Formation, Phillips Theological Seminary

B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1985
M.Div., Phillips Theological Seminary, 1991
D.Min., Phillips Theological Seminary, 2000
ACPE Certified Supervisor, , 2000

A Certified Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) supervisor with extensive experience in the field, Dr. Thomas teaches master’s level courses in Pastoral Care and Counseling and Practical Theology, Care in the Christian Community, Orientation to CPE, Reflections on Ministry Experiences, Leadership in Ministry, and Integrating the Theory and Practice of Ministry. At the doctoral level, he has offered Ministry Assessment and Case Study Reflection and Reflective Practicum on Practices of Being Church.

With special research interests at the intersection of practical theology and multicultural studies, he recently published “Cultural Typing: Another Pathway Toward Cultural Competence in Pastoral Care,” American Journal of Pastoral Counseling (November 2003).

Dr. Thomas, an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention who serves as Associate Dean of the seminary and also Director of the Supervised Ministries Program, joined the PTS faculty in 2000.

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