Jonathan K. Okinaga

Jonathan K. Okinaga

Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

Okinaga Headshot Fall 2023



  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A.BC Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Vanguard University

Dr. Okinaga serves as assistant professor of biblical counseling in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries. A Southwesterner by academic pedigree, he previously served as an adjunct professor of biblical counseling at Southwestern. His research focuses on addiction and how to counsel and disciple individuals coming out of addiction. He authored From Sin to Disease (Wipf & Stock, 2022), and has written in other areas related to addiction.

Dr. Okinaga has over a decade of experience ministering and counseling those coming out of addiction in a variety of ministry settings. He has also served as an associate pastor in California. Dr. Okinaga is married to Nicole and is the father of James.

Meet Jonathan Okinaga

Having experience in the area one teaches in is important for providing accurate advice to those being taught. For Jonathan Okinaga, assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, his counseling experiences allows his lectures to foster a lot of conversations in the classroom.

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