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Nathan Lewis, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Program in Counseling Ministry
Program Coordinator, Christian Behavioral Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 343-4348
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 134
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Psychology & Counseling Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1992
M.A. Psychology & Counseling Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1984
B.A. Psychology California Baptist College 1981
  • Courses Taught

    PSY213 - General Psychology
    BEH333 - Epistemology and Worldview
    CBS410 - Theology as Behavioral Science
    CBS423 - Models of Christian Counseling
    CBS415 - Biblical Wisdom and Human Behavior
    PSY453 - Psychology of Learning
    PSY459 - Dynamics of Religious Experience
    PSY335 - Group Dynamic
    PSY422 - Theories of Counseling
    PSY443 - Social Psychology
    PSY580 - Family Therapy Theory
    PSY585 - Family Therapy Techniques
    PSY520 - Human Development in Group Process
    PSY590 - Christian Perspectives on Professional Counseling

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Integration of Behavioral Sciences and Theology
    Marriage and Family Therapy
    Counseling Ministry

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Adjunct Professor, 1994
    Gateway Seminary, Adjunct Professor, 2021

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    2009 “Courage to Be Men”, Men’s Retreat Leader, Sandals Church, Riverside, CA;
    2010 “Failure to Launch”—Seminar Leader, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Warrenton, VA
    2010 Family Life Development Center—curriculum development
    2011 Top Ten Parenting Mistakes—Seminar Leader, Church in the Valley, Diamond Bar, CA
    2011-12 Family Life Development Center Training – 26 week lay counseling training for Church in the Valley, Diamond Bar, California and Orangecrest Community Church, Riverside California
    2011 Modern Family Conference Leader – Seabreeze Community Church, Huntington Beach, CA
    2011 Canadian Mission Trip Leader, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
    2012 DEALING WITH CONFLICT—seminar presentation, Overflowing Cross Society, Guwahati, Assam, India
    2012 Basic Counseling Skills—seminar leader, CBCNEI Mission Compound, Guwahati, Assam, India; provided basic counseling skills training to religious leaders in Guwahati and surrounding areas
    2012 Family Life Seminar—seminar leader, CBCNEI Mission Compound, Guwahati, Assam, India
    2012 Provided free counseling sessions with a team of counselors to nationals traumatized by war in Guwahati, Assam, India
    2013 Understanding Biblical Wisdom – Presentation, Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, Riverside, CA
    2013 Marriage Retreat Leader – Orangecrest Community Church, Riverside, CA

  • Church Membership & Activities


    Pastoral Staff
    Worship Leader
    Community Group Leader
    Small Group Leaders Supervisor
    Teach Parenting, Marriage, etc. seminars

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Interests: Camping, Playing the guitar, Worship Leading

  • Personal Philosophy

    "But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
    The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person."

    -Ecclesiastes 12:12-13, NASB