G. Wade Rowatt, Jr.

Director of Clinical Pastoral Education

Retired Center Director

Counseling Supervisor

B.S., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, AAPC

Supervisor, ACPE

Clinical Member, AAMFT

KY Certified Fee-Based Pastoral Counselor


Dr. Wade Rowatt trained with Dr. Wayne Oates in Psychology of Religion, Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling. Wade has taught Pastoral Care and Counseling for 37 years. He currently teaches full time at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He retired in June 2009 as Director of the St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center after serving 15 years. He supervises Pastoral Counselors in Training and conducts a Parish and Community Program in Clinical Pastoral Education. Each year he teaches adjunctively for McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.


Dr. Rowatt earned his B.S. in Mathematics, Computing and Sociology from Southern Illinois University. His M.Div, Th.M. and Ph.D. are from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Rowatt has also done post-doctoral study at the Universityof Louisville, Department of Psychiarty, Claremont School of Theology (California), The Menninger Clinic for Religion and Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansasand Norton Hospital Department of Psychiatry. He is author or co-author of ten books. (Go to http://www.amazon.com to purchase).



Dr. Rowatt is a frequent speaker and conference leader at hospitals, universities, mental health centers and churches. Wade and his wife Jodi have led numerous marriage enrichment seminars and retreats. Contact the Center to schedule a workshop or speaking engagement.

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