Dr. James Mohler is the chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies (undergraduate) and is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. He joined the Talbot faculty in Fall 2006. Prior to coming to Talbot, Dr. Mohler served as an associate professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries at Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. During his time at Trinity, Dr. Mohler served one year as the interim academic dean of Trinity College and Trinity Graduate School.
Dr. Mohler has more than 20 years of experience in youth ministry through local churches in California and Arizona. Dr. Mohler served as pastor with children and youth at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, Arizona from 1986 to 1995. There Dr. Mohler was responsible for children's, senior high, and college ministries.
Dr. Mohler earned his license to preach in 1976 and was ordained in 1986. He ministered in First Baptist Church of Downey, California from 1974 to 1986 first as an intern and later as a pastor, directing the ministries for grades three through eight. Dr. Mohler earned the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology and the Bachelors for Music Education from Biola College. His areas of expertise include leadership development, youth ministry, Christian education, music and worship leading, camping ministries, and puppetry. Dr. Mohler has written for several publications, including the Christian Education Journal and the Journal of Youth Ministry.
Dr. Mohler and his wife, Miriam, reside in Fullerton, with their two children, Emily & Clayton.
- Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology, Biola
- M.A., Talbot School of Theology, Biola
- B.M., Music Education, Biola College
- American Professors of Christian Education
- Association of Youth Ministry Educators (Board Member, 2004-2006)
- Evangelical Theological Society
Awards and Honors
- Kipling's Who's Who in Leading Business Professionals, 2007-2008.
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2000, 2002, 2004.
- Who's Who in Religion, Third Edition, Fourth Edition, Fifth Edition.
- Who's Who in the West, 1993.
- “Nelson's Annual Youth Ministry Sourcebook”, 2008 edition, Contributing author (“Don't Forget the Junior Highers”). Amy Jacober (ed.). Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008.
- Contributing author: “Evangelical Dictionary Christian Education Reference.”
- “College Faith 3” Contributing author (My $65 Education). R.A. Knott, ed. Andrews University Press, 2006.
- “How to Have a Real Conversation With Your Teen”, contributing author, Habermas & Olshine; Standard Publishing, 1998.
- Journal of Christian Education & Information Technology, “Train up a Child: An Exploration of the Concept of Train from Proverbs 22:6”. Volume 12, October 30, 2007.
- “Theolgian Online Hálózat” (online), Uj Hallum: Az ifjúsági misszió kultúrális megközelítéle, September, 2007. A Hungarian translation reprint of the "Fourth Wave" article, published previously in Ifimunk@s Magazin (online), originally published in the Christian Education Journal.
- Journal of Youth Ministry, Integration for the sake of life transformation: Reflections on the 2006 AYME Conference. Spring, 2007.
- Biola Connections: “Proverbs 22:6: A Promise to Parents?” ("In Context" column). Spring 2007.
- Christian Education Journal, Book Review: “Refining Your Style: Learning From Respected Communicators”, by Dave Stone. Spring, 2006.
- “Uj Hallum: Az ifjúsági misszió kultúrális megközelítéle,” April, 2005. (A Hungarian translation of the "Fourth Wave" article, published previously in the Christian Education Journal.)
- “Youth Ministry Preparation and the Liberal Arts: The Need for Integration”, Journal of Youth Ministry. Spring, 2004.
- “Fourth Wave Youth Ministry: Toward a Theology of Youth Ministry”; Journal of Youth Ministry (online journal, http://www.jym.org), Fall, 2000.
- “Fourth Wave Youth Ministry: Toward a Theology of Youth Ministry”; Christian Education Journal; Fall, 1999.
- “A Challenge Toward Greater Church & Parachurch Emphases Upon Early Adolescent Ministries”; Christian Education Journal, Winter, 1991