H. Bruce Stokes, PhD

Professor of Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Professional Ministry Counseling Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4487
E-mail: hbstokes@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 133
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Anthropology University of California at Riverside 1994
M.A. Anthropology University of California at Riverside 1991
B.A. Anthropology / Behavioral Sciences California State University at Dominguez Hills 1983
A.A. Music Golden West College 1981
  • Courses Taught

    COURSES TAUGHT: Undergraduate
    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Introduction to Physical Anthro and Archeology
    Introduction to General Psychology Abnormal psychology for Nurses
    Survey of Behavioral Sciences Cross Cultural Communication
    Social Theory Culture and Personality
    Anthropological Theories of Behavior Theories of Personality
    Marriage and Family Integration of Behavioral Science and Theology
    Introduction to Psychology Theology as a Behavioral Science
    Psychophysiology Christian Institutions and the Church

    COURSES TAUGHT: Graduate
    Integration of Psychology and Theology ( M.F.T. graduate course)
    Cross Cultural Values and Ethics (M.F.T. graduate course)
    Human Sexuality (M.F.T. graduate course)
    Marriage and Family Ministry (CM graduate Course)
    Christian Ethics (M.Div. seminary course)
    Models of Cross Cultural Ministry (M. Div. seminary course)
    Cultural Anthropology for Educators (M.A. C.L.A.D. course)
    Systematic Theology (M.Div. graduate course)
    Human Development and the Biblical Life Cycle
    Relational Counseling Techniques

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Identity and Marginality
    Messianic Judaism
    Integration of Theology and Behavioral Sciences

  • Teaching Experience

    Adjunct, California State University, Long Beach (1991)
    Adjunct, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1993-Present)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    Stokes, H. Bruce "Messianic Judaism: Ethnicity in Revitalization." Diss., 1994.


    New American Standard Bible. Trans. Stokes, Bruce H. Ed.
    The Lockman Foundation. Brea: 1995.

    "The Role of Gentiles in the Messianic Movement." Journal of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. 1997.

    “Messianic Jewish Life: The Role of Gentiles in Messianic Judaism.” IMJA. Lederer Publications, 1998.

    "Sex and Religion: a Culture History." Journal of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. 1999.

    Stokes, H. Bruce, and Nathan P. Lewis. Integration of the Behavioral Sciences and Theology: a systematic and relational approach. New York: Iuniverse, 1999.

    “Messianic Jewish Life: Congregation as Community” IMJA. Lederer Publications. 2001.

    Toward a Christian Marriage. Anaheim Hills: DiscipleCenter Press.

    Rethinking Christian Institutions. Anaheim Hills: DiscipleCenter Press

    A Judeo-Christian Catechism. Anaheim Hills: DiscipleCenter Press


    Stokes, H. Bruce "Marginality: Fluid Borders of the Ethnic Mind." Southwestern Anthropology Association. Berkeley. 1991.

    Stokes, H. Bruce "The Role of Gentiles in the Messianic Movement." International Messianic Judaism Alliance. Puerto Vallerta, Mexico. 1997.

    Stokes, H. Bruce "Sex and Religion: a Cultural History." Union of Messianic Jewish Congregation National Conference. 1999.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Pastor - The DiscipleCenter, Anaheim Hills

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Self-defense and Rape prevention instructor for the Shoshin Ryu Jiujutsu Yudanshakai
    Southern Baptists Messianic Fellowship
    DiscipleCenter Family Services, Anaheim Hills
    Family Counseling Center, Riverside

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Music: Guitar / String Bass
    Martial Arts: 8th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu JuJitsu
    Sailing Certification from Newport Sailing Club

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Anyone attending college can get a degree. Only those who seek knowledge and study beyond the classroom will achieve an education."