We have recently added a link to the blog of another one of our students (and graduates), Pastor John Correia. John completed his Master of Divinity in Biblical Communication at Phoenix Seminary in 2006 and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry.
John Correia served in the US Navy 1995-2002, during which time he accepted Christ. After completing his military service, he moved to Phoenix to attend Phoenix Seminary and pursue his newfound passion for the Word of God. He grew academically and especially spiritually, pastoring part-time in the city of Maricopa while attending seminary and working full-time in retail management. John became the Senior Pastor of West Greenway Bible Church in June 2007.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, John is an adjunct professor in the Bible department at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, teaching New Testament Survey, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology. John also serves on the Executive Council of the Free Grace Alliance and on the editorial board of the Chafer Seminary Journal.
John’s “pastoral passions” are twofold:
- Helping people understand the Bible one passage at a time and apply the lessons to their own life (geeks call that expository preaching)
- Helping Christians grow through personal mentoring, modeling, equipping, and sending (a.k.a. biblical discipleship)
John has been married to his wife, Laura for over seventeen years, with whom he has four children. He enjoys studying Ed Parker American Kenpo (a martial art) with his kids, spending time with family, and running.
To learn more about John and his ministry, you can visit his blog at www.biblicalframework.com or his church website at http://westgreenway.com.