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 Licensed 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.  Dr. Rowatt retired in 2019 after 21 years as adjunct professor at McMaster Divinity College in Canada.  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. 


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 post-doctoral study at the Universityof Louisville, Department of Psychiarty, Claremont School of Theology (California), The Menninger Clinic for Religion and Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas and Norton Hospital Department of Psychiatry. He is author or co-author of ten books and they are available at  http://www.amazon.com



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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