Richard Encinias, DMin, PhD(c), Dean, Prof. of Biblical Counseling
|1973, B.A.; Education; The University of New Mexico.
1989, M.A.; Counseling, Family Studies; University of New Mexico.
2000, D.Min.; Biblical Counseling; Trinity Southwest University.
Current, Ph.D. candidate; Biblical Counseling; Trinity Southwest University.
2003, post-doctoral studies, Israel.
Current Career Avenues:
Professor, College of Biblical Counseling, Trinity Southwest University, since 1997.
Director of ALIVE Family Ministries, since 1998.
Dean of Students, Trinity Southwest University, since 1999.
Dean, College of Biblical Counseling, Trinity Southwest University, since 2000.
Chaplain for 47th NM Regiment, United States Volunteers, Final Military Honors Honor Guard, since 2006.
Pastor/Elder at Heritage Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM, since 2006.
Deputy Commander of Chaplains, HQ-United States Volunteers, Final Military Honors Honor Guard, since 2009.
Prior Professional and Ministry Experience:
High School Teacher, 1974-1977, 1979-1985.
Elder, Valley Christian Church, 1975-1981.
Missionary Assistant, Mexico City, Christian Communication Center, 1978-1979.
Pastor/Head of Counseling, Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 1985-1998.
Pastor, New Covenant Church, 2000-2002.
Dr. Richard Encinias has been ministering as a professional Biblical Counselor for more than 25 years, helping thousands of individuals, couples, and families to apply the practical grace of God’s Word in their lives. In a secularized world in which the Bible is often subjugated to humanistic psychological theories even within the Christian community, he holds firmly to the sufficiency of Scripture in the formulation of counseling approaches. Through the extent and longevity of his counseling experience, he has ascertained the dangers of modern syncretistic counseling methodologies that can, and often do, lead to significant spiritual and emotional damage. He has discovered that the keys to wholeness and success in Christian living are found in the Word of God. A Viet Nam veteran himself, Dr. Encinias continues to be involved in work with US military veterans and their families in dealing with their life challenges.