Dr. Ian Jones
Dr. Ian JonesProfessor of Psychology & Counseling
Chairman, Division of Church and Community Ministries
Occupying the Baptist Community Ministries' Chair of Pastoral Counseling

Office: HSC 268D
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3716
Fax: (504) 816-8688
Home Phone:
E-Mail: ijones@nobts.edu


  • Ph.D., University of North Texas (1991)
  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1984)
  • M.A.(RE), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1979)
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1979)
  • B.A, Centenary College (1975)
  • Additional Study at University of Texas at Arlington

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Psychology & Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000-2010 (Tenured)
  • Assistant Dean, Division of Psychology & Counseling, SWBTS, 2004-2009
  • Chair, Department of Psychology & Counseling, SWBTS, 1999-2004
  • Associate Professor of Psychology & Counseling, SWBTS, 1997-1999
  • Dean, School of Social Sciences, Howard Payne University, 1992-1996
  • Professor of Sociology, Howard Payne University, 1988-1996 (Tenured)
  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Howard Payne University, 1985-1988

Teaching Specializations

  • Counseling Theory
  • Historical Pastoral Counseling
  • Cross-cultural Counseling
  • Counseling and Ethics

Ministry Experience

  • Director, Baptist Marriage & Family Counseling Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 1999-2010
  • Conference Speaker and Preacher in churches and missionary meetings in Texas, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico, and Costa Rica
  • Visiting Lecturer, Queensland Baptist College of Ministries (now Malyon College), Australia, 2002, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, Penang, Malaysia, 2003
  • Visiting Lecturer, Tabor College, NSW, Australia, 2012


Books & Articles (Selected)

  • The Counsel of Heaven on Earth: Foundations for Biblical Christian Counseling (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, June, 2006)
  • “Research in Christian Counseling: Proving and Promoting Our Valued Cause” (Chapter 30, pp. 641-657), Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations & Practice of Compassionate Soul Care (Colorado Springs, Colorado: WaterBrook Press, 2002).
  • Ian F. Jones, Tim Clinton, and George Ohlschlager, “Christian Counseling and Essential Biblical Principles,” in Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager (editors), Caring for People God’s Way: Personal and Emotional Issues, Addictions, Grief, and Trauma (Nashville, TN: Nelson Reference & Electronic, 2005), pp. 45-71.
  • “Ministry to the grieving: Care giving after the Wedgwood tragedy,” Southwestern News (Special Edition), Vol. 58. (1999), pp. 16-17.
  • “Inner Healing and Therapeutic Prayer: The Parameters and Power of Prayer in Counseling,” Christian Counseling Today, Vol. 15, No. 2 (2007), 25-27.
  • “What’s New about Christian Counseling as Mission,” Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2008): 19-20.
  • “Genesis and Counseling,” Transformation, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2009): 2-3.
  • Eric Johnson & Ian F. Jones, “The Use of Scripture in Counseling,” Christian Counseling Today, Vol. 16, No. 4 (2009), 47-50.
  • “Wise Counsel from the Past: Luther on Depression,” Transformation, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2010): 3-4.
  • “Spiritual Support Systems,” in The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling: An Indispensible Tool for Helping People With Their Problems, edited by Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2011), 72-73.
  • “Quantitative Research,” in The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling: An Indispensible Tool for Helping People With Their Problems, edited by Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2011), 548-550.
  • “Communicating Truth in Biblically-Based Counseling,” Transformation, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2010).
  • “Biblical Preparation and Practice in Christian Counseling,” Christian Counseling Today, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2011), 52-55.
  • “The Uniqueness of Human Nature in Christian Counseling,” Transformation, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2013), 6-8.

Professional Affiliations, Certifications, Licenses, and Presentations

  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)--Clinical Fellow
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • The Society for Christian Psychology
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC), International Board of Christian Counselors
  • Biblical Foundations and Spiritual Formation Network (BFSFN) (Co-Director)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Louisiana & Texas
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Texas
  • Approved Supervisor, LPC, Louisiana & Texas
  • Approved Supervisor, LMFT, Texas
  • Basic & Advanced Training: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) & Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
  • Various presentations and workshops at CAPS conferences, AACC National & World Conferences, Tarrant Baptist Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, and at a Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) meeting.

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Who's Who in America (2002, 2007)
  • Who's Who in American Education (2006-2007, 2007-2008)
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Who's Who Among Young American Professionals
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2002, 2005-2006)
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • 1992 Piper Foundation Nominee for Outstanding Professor, Texas
  • 1992 Mayoral Appointee, Brownwood Human Relations Commission
  • 1996 Howard Payne University Certificate for Excellence in Teaching
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, School of Community Service, University of North Texas, 1997
  • The Heritage Registry of Who's Who (2005, 2006-2007)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who (2005, 2006-2007)
  • Manchester Who's Who Among Professional Therapists "Honors Edition" (2005-2006)
  • Who's Who in the World (2006-2007)
  • The Metropolitan Who's Who Registry (2006-2007)
  • Cambridge Who's Who Among Professional Therapists "Honors Edition" (2006-2007)
  • Gary R. Collins Award for Academic Excellence in Christian Counseling, AACC, 2009


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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