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Dr. Luther Smith


My name is Dr. Luther Smith. I am the Dean of the College the Department Chair of the Biblical Counseling department at Calvary University, and the Lead Counselor/Owner of N(y)oo Mind Biblical Counseling Center. I was formerly a psychological assistant at a recovery center in San Diego, an adjunct professor at San Diego Christian College, and a teaching elder at Potrero Community Church. Before becoming the Department Chair at Calvary University, I was an Academic Advisor for Southern California Seminary, a content creator for the Taylor Study Method, and a student worker at SCS.


I was born in Fort Ord Monterey but have resided in San Diego. Now I live in Missouri with my wife, Tanya, and my daughter, Wisdom. I received my BA in Psychology from Ashford University and earned my Masters in Religious Studies (MRS) and a Masters in Counseling Psychology (MACP) from SCS in 2011. In December 2016, I completed my doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) from Southern California Seminary. I write books and train students and laypeople to counsel from a Biblical worldview using the therapeutic techniques I have learned in my graduate and post-graduate programs. Some of my recreational activities include spending time with family, listening to music, reading, writing, and studying personal areas of interest.

Now Available!

A New Book by Dr. Luther Smith

In The Divine Nine, Luther Smith seeks to observe the philosophical beliefs in what the author calls the Charismatic-theological perspective, the Non-Charismatic perspective, and the Normal, grammatical, and historical perspective, contrasting each perspective with the Scriptures. The Divine Nine seeks to help readers understand the spiritual gifts and a clear outlook regarding this critical topic.

The Qualities of A Gift: An Exposition of John 3:16

 Dr. Luther Smith

Urban Theologian Media is my YouTube channel for the purpose of equipping individuals who desire to think Biblically about contemporary issues. Click on the image below to access the channel.

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