Dr. Luther Smith, Psy.D, serves as Program Director & Associate Professor of the undergraduate department of Biblical Counseling at Calvary University in Kansas City. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of Bible and Theology at Southern California Seminary, and an adjunct professor of Psychology and Theology of the Adult Professional Studies (APS) at San Diego Christian College. He served for a year as the teaching elder at Potrero Community Church in California. He writes articles frequently and is a contributing author of the book titled: Forged From Reformation: How Dispensational Thought Advances the Reformed Legacy, which released in 2017.

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As a researcher, writer, counselor, and instructor, Dr, Luther Smith maintains a dual emphasis in Biblical studies, and Counseling, valuing the link between both disciplines. With respect to Biblical Studies Dr. Smith focuses on a consistent literal-grammatical historical (and cultural) hermeneutic underscoring the importance of proper exegesis and exposition of the Scriptures in its immediate and generalcontext. His emphasis considers the interdependence of psychology, sociology, religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, art and entertainment, and how the Bible speaks to each discipline. 

Dr. Smith continues to teach in the classroom, and at scholarly meetings and conferences. He is committed to continual research and publication. 


Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D). Southern California Seminary, 2017. Dissertation: A Qualitative Analysis On Evangelical Christian Married Couples Concerning Couples Prayer, Marital Conflict, and Relational Quality.

Master Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACP). Southern California Seminary, 2011. 

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MRS). Southern California Seminary, 2011.

Psychology (BA). Ashford University, 2008.

Undergraduate studies, Cuyamaca College (2006), Grossmont College (2002), and Nyack College (1999)


Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Calvary University, 2017-Present.

Senior teaching elder, Potrero Community Church, 2016-2017.

Adjunct Professor, Southern California Seminary, 2016.

Adjunct Professor, San Diego Christian College, 2011-Present.


Biblical exposition and exegesis, Greek, biblical/theological communication, comparative religion and worldview. 

Mutual interdependence of psychology, philosophy, history, politics, and counseling, and arts/entertainment 


Forged From Reformation: How Dispensational Thought Advances the Reformed Legacy, Contributing author, SCS Press, 2017.


"The Biblical Apologetic Against The Problem of Evil" Apologetics Conference. Beth Haven Church. Kansas City,

MO, June 1-3, 2018. "The Biblical Apologetic Against Emotionalism and Mysticism In Christianity. Apologetics Conference. Beth Haven Church. Kansas City, MO June 1-3, 2018.

"John's Revelation: Observing The Difference Between Apocalyptic and the Prophetic Genre." Tools For Bible Study Conference. Beth Haven Church. Kansas City, MO, November 3-5, 2017.

"The Devil Is In The Details: Observing The Specific Details of The Book of Revelation." Tools For Bible Study Conference. Beth Haven Church. Kansas City, MO, November 3-5, 2017.

"The Book of Revelation: The Consistent 'Commentary Interpretive Method' vs. The Consistent Literal Grammatical-Historical Method. Tools For Bible Study Conference. Beth Haven Church. Kansas City, MO, November 3-5, 2017.

"The Motive of Marriage: To Serve." Kearney Bible Church Valentine's Day Dinner. Kearney MO February 11, 2017.


Biblical Counseling Undergraduate 

Introduction To Biblical Counseling 

Ethics and Biblical Counseling

Counseling Non-Traditional Families 

Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling

Counseling Troubling Emotions

Biblical Counseling of Youth

Crisis Counseling

Premarital and Marital Assessments in Biblical Counseling

Biblical Studies Undergraduate

Old Testament Survey 

Philosophy Undergraduate

Intro To Philosophy

Ethics Undergraduate

Ethics in Biblical Counseling

Theology Undergraduate

Systematic Theology I: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Pneumatology

Systematic Theology II: Anthropology, Harmatology, Soteriology

Systematic Theology III: Angelology, Eccesiology, Eschatology

Contemporary Theology  '

Psychology Undergraduate

Intro To Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Counseling Graduate

Marriage and Family Therapy (Guest Instructor)

Counseling Theory I

Counseling Theory II

Counseling Theory

Counseling and Ethics Graduate

Law and Ethics (Guest Instructor)

Cross-Cultural Mores and Values (Guest Instructor)

Pastoral and Counseling Graduate

Fundamentals of Pastoral Counseling

Systems of Biblical Integration

Research Graduate

Research and Program Evaluations (Guest Instructor)


Graduate distinction (Psy.D) Southern California Seminary 2017

Summa Cum Laude (MRS; MACP) Southern California Seminary, 2011

Psychological Assistant, Genesis Recovery Center, 2016

Counseling Internship, New Vision Counseling Center, 2011

Counseling Internship, South Bay Community Center, 2011

Member, Alpha Sigma Lambda Ashford University Online Chapter, 2008

Summa Cum Laude (BA) Ashford University, 2008

Dean's List, Ashford University, 2008

Dean's List, Ashford University, 2007

Dean's List, Ashford University, 2007 

In all things...to the glory of God. 1 Cor. 10:31

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