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Rex Johnson Psy.D.

Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

  • Psy.D., Alliant International University
  • M.A., Biola College
  • M.R.E., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Rex speaks regularly on and off campus in conferences related to ministry, marriage and leadership. For the past 16 years he has also traveled to the former Soviet Union countries, southern Africa, east Asia Central America and Europe to minister, equip teachers and develop leaders.

Expertise

  • Family
    Pre-marital counseling
    Marital and family issues (including single-parent and blended-family issues)
    Parenting issues
    Crisis, grief, truma counseling
  • Ministry
    Missionary counseling and consultation
    Training: Character Development in Leadership, Pastoral Care and Counseling Emphasis, Crisis, Grief, Truma Conseling

Working Experience

Dr. Johnson was involved for over ten years in churches as Minister to College and Career Adults and Minister of Christian Education before joining Talbot School of Theology in 1976. He taught Christian Education classes, then developed Talbot’s Marriage and Family Ministries major. More recently he moved into the Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership and directs the Pastoral Care and Counseling Emphasis. Rex also teaches Character Development in Leaders in the Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Rex speaks regularly on and off campus in conferences related to ministry, marriage and leadership. For the past 16 years he has also traveled to the former Soviet Union countries, southern Africa, east Asia Central America and Europe to minister, equip teachers and develop leaders. 

Family

Rex and Eve, his wife, invest in marriage ministries leading workshops and couples' groups, and have been developing their own marriage for over 41 years. They also love and are loved by their four adult children, their children's mates and their six grandchildren.

Others

Rex has authored Ways to Plan and Organize Your Sunday School­- Youth; Bible Learning Activities; At Home With Sex; and Communication ­ Key to Your Parents. He co-authored Characteristics of a Caring Home; Communication ­ Key to Your Teens; Building a Positive Parent-Teen Relationships; Foundations of Christian Ethics; and Life at the Crossroads. He has also written numerous articles. Rex also helped the Jesus Project develop plans and resources for use with The Story of Jesus for Children.

Affiliations 

  • Association of Marriage & Family Ministries
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • First Baptist Church, Lakewood

 
Awards and Honors 

  • Provost recognition for University-Community Service, 2005
  • Provost recognition Award for ministry to students and global ministry, 2002

 
Publications

Books

  •  "At Home with Sex." Victor Press, 1979.
  •  "Characteristics of a Caring Home." co-authored., Vision House, 1978.
  •  "Communication, Key to Your Parents." Harvest House, 1978.
  •  "Communication, Key to Your Teens." co-authored., Harvest House, 1978.
  •  "Building Positive Parent-Teen Relationships." co-authored., Christian Marriage Enrichment, 1977.
  •  "Bible Learning Activities." co-authored. Gospel Light, 1974.
  •  "Ways to Plan & Organize Your Sunday School Youth." Gospel Light, 1972.

 
Articles

  •  "Ministry to Veterans", Sundoulos, Summer, 2009.
  •  "Taking Marriage Seriously", Featured Article, Association of Marriage and Family Ministries Web Site, 2005.
  •  "Ministering to Newlyweds", Christian Education Journal, 2005.
  •  "Our Changing Students." with Jennie Cerullo, The Teacher Gazette, Education Ministry, Russia, 1995.
  •  "Which Way Development?" The Teacher Gazette Education Ministry, Russia, 1995.
  •  "Philosophical Foundations of Ministry." in Foundations of Ministry, M. Anthony, ed. 1992.

 
Curriculum

  •  "Celebrate The Story of Jesus for Children." co-authored, guide to church evangelism for children, annual event. Jesus Film Project, 2001.
  •  "The Story of Jesus." co-authored, curriculum for former Soviet Union schools for year 2000. Jesus Film Project, 1999.
  •  "Curriculo de Educacao Moral E Civica." Livro 1 & 2, co-authored, curriculum on morality and civics for schools in Mozambique. CoMission, 1998.
  •  "Character Development Seminar." seminar plan, Leader's Guide and Small Group Facilitator's Guide for follow-up curriculum to Convocations in the former Soviet Union. International School Project, 1996.
  •  "Workshop Leader's Notebook - Secondary Workshop." co-authored, curriculum for teachers' convocations in the former Soviet Union. International School Project, 1996.
  •  "Life at the Crossroads." co-authored, international curriculum on Abstinence and AIDS. Campus Crusade for Christ, 1995.
  •  "Foundations of Christian Ethics." co-authored, curriculum to replace communism in the schools of the former Soviet Union. International School Project, 1995.
  •  "Equipping Christians for Helping Ministries." a 4-part series of video-assisted curricula to equip lay ministers for counseling in church ministries. Innovations In Learning, 1981, 1986.

 
Research Interests

  •  Personal Values
  •  Marriage Enrichment
  •  Character Development
     

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