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John L. Thomas Jr., DMin

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology
  • Director of Supervised Ministries
  • Associate Dean for Contextual Education & Supervised Ministries
  • Director of Denominational Formation (Baptist Traditions)


  • The History and Theology in African-American Preaching
  • Cultural Competency in Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Effective Hospital Ministry 


  • BA., Oral Roberts University, 1985
  • MDiv, Phillips Theological Seminary, 1991
  • DMin, Phillips Theological Seminary, 2000
  • ACPE Certified Supervisor, 2000

Key Facts

  • Joined PTS in 2000
  • Ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention 

Recent Publications

  • "Cultural Typing:  Another Pathway Toward Cultural Competence in Pastoral Care," American Journal of Pastoral Counseling (November 2003)

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