• Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., California State University, Sacramento


Professor McKinley is most interested in the theological questions that touch on personal engagement with God. God is there, but how does God sweep us up into relationship with him existentially? These questions about sanctification, discipleship, and Christology led to Dr. McKinley's doctoral study on the temptation experience of Jesus Christ. He has continued to work on the doctrines of Christology, ecclesiology, and sanctification as part of teaching through these topics. Dr. McKinley regularly teaches an integration seminar, The Human Body in Christian Perspective. This integration is to pull together theology of the human body with the best learning from science about nutrition, sport, fashion, medical technology, and etc. that help us to live in the body God gave us. Professor McKinley's interest in this course follows an earlier career aspiration to be a professional athlete in the sport of bicycle road racing, a sport he continues to enjoy at the level of a hobby. Dr. McKinley has also worked in youth ministry and urban ministry, and he is currently a member of Granda Heights Friends Church in La Mirada. He currently teaches Theology I, Theology II, Systematic Theology Seminar: Ecclesiology, and First Year Seminar: Biblical and Theological Studies Majors.


  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications (Selected)


  • “Tempted for us: Theological Models and the Practical Revelance of Christ's Impeccability and Temptation”, Paternoster Publishing 2009


  • (A Model of Jesus Christ's Two Wills in View of Theology Proper Anthropology), The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, Vol. 19, no. 1, 69-89, June 2015.
  • (The Ministry of Women and the Meaning of Deacons in the Church), Doon Theological Journal, Dehraduhn, India, 2015.



Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Apologetics
  • Bible
  • Bible Interpretation
  • Church
  • Church History
  • Creation
  • Cults
  • Death
  • Demons
  • Discipleship
  • Doctrine
  • Evangelism
  • Evil
  • Faith
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender and Theology
  • God
  • Holy Spirit
  • Homosexuality
  • Intelligent Design
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jesus
  • Marriage
  • Miracles
  • Mormonism
  • Occult
  • Para-church (faith- Based Organizations)
  • Pastoring
  • Preaching
  • Prophecy
  • Salvation
  • Soul
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Temptation
  • The Humanity of Jesus
  • Theology
  • Trinity
  • Worship
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