• 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


John McKinley is most interested in the theological questions that touch on personal engagement with God. Some current research interests are the temptation of Jesus, theology of gender, and Martin Luther's theology of the cross. John McKinley has also worked in youth ministry and urban ministry, and he is currently a member of Granada Heights Friends Church in La Mirada. He regularly teaches undergraduate theology courses: Theology I (God, Jesus Christ, Humanity, Sin), Theology II (the Holy Spirit, Salvation, the Church, the Last Things), Martin Luther's theology, and the Human Body in Christian Perspective (an integration seminar considering science and theology on the topics of ethnicity, fashion, sport, food, medical technology, gender, sexuality, suffering, rest, sleep, and work).


  • Evangelical Theological Society



  • “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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