Scott Wigginton

Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Counseling
Appointed 2005

Personal Information
Office Location:  Druien Hall 126
Office Phone:  270.789.5037
Office Fax:  270.789.5339
UPO:  887

Married to Elizabeth Sheppard Decker (02/01/86)
Children:  Auburn Elizabeth (08/20/91), Hope Evans (08/05/93), Caleb Scott (08/30/95)

Ph. D.   The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992
Major:  Psychology of Religion/Pastoral Care; Minor:  Preaching
Dissertation Title:  “The Use of Humor in Pastoral Counseling with Adolescents”  
M.Th.   The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988
Thesis:  “A Pastoral Use of Dreams in Adolescent Identity Formation”
M. Div.  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984
B.A. Western Kentucky University, 1981  

Professional Ministry
Director, Lighthouse Counseling Center, Campbellsville Baptist Church - 2006-present
Counseling Pastor, Campbellsville Baptist Church
Department Coordinator, Associate Professor of Christian Counseling, Boyce College of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2002-2004,
Executive Director, LifeCare Counseling Center, Walnut Street Baptist Church 1993-2004
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care/Christian Counseling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1995-2004
Columnist, Family Forum, Western Recorder (state Baptist newspaper for Kentucky) 2001-present
Visiting Professor, New York Evangelical Seminary 1999
Clinical Supervisor, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1996-2004
M.Div./PC practicum students pursuing MFT certification/licensure
Associate Director, LifeCare Counseling Center, Walnut Street Baptist Church 1989-92
Pastoral Counselor, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville, KY 1987-89
Chaplain, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN 1986-87
Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama 1984-86
Minister of Youth, First Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama 1983
Minister of Youth, Tattnall Square Baptist Church, Macon, GA Summers 1981, 1982

Courses Taught @ CU
Undergraduate Courses
- CHS 130-Religion In Life
- CHS 230-Spiritual Formation
- CHS 251-The Ministry of Christian Leadership
- CHS 352-Pastoral Ministries
- CHS 353-Ministry of Proclamation
- CHS 355-Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling
- CHS 364-Introduction to Youth Ministry
- CHS 365-Christian Studies Internship
- ISA 480-Study Abroad (Kenya)

Graduate Courses
- CHS 552-Pastoral Ministries
- CHS 553-Ministry of Proclamation & Worship
- CHS 555-Pastoral Care & Counseling
- CHS 558-Pastoral Care in Human Crisis
- CHS 599-Supervised Practicum
- COU 500-Counseling Theories & Practice I
- COU 515-Marriage & Family Counseling
- COU 516-Marriage & Family Counseling II
- COU 540 Group Counseling

Publications & Writing
- “Family Forum,” Column for Western Recorder (Kentucky Baptist newspaper) since 2001.
- Wheels Across America: Spiritual Adventures From Coast to Coast, unpublished devotional book based on author’s 1989 bicycle trip from Los Angeles, CA to St. Simon’s Island, GA.
-“Roping Off the Pews:  Boundary Issues in Family Ministry,” Journal of Family Ministry, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 1997.
-“From Gutters to Rooftops: Ministering to Good Kids,” Caregiving, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1996.
-“The Impact of an Abortion Decision on Teenage Fathers,” Youth Ministry Update, December 1997.
- “When A Spouse Leaves for a Homosexual Partner,” CareGiving, Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 1999.
-“Ministering to Isolated Teens,” Youth Ministry Update, September 2000.
-“Survivors:  The Effects of Divorce on Teens,” Youth Ministry Update, May 2001.

Professional & Scholarly Membership
- Approved Supervisor, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Clinical Member, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
- Charter Member, The American Association of Christian Counselors
- Certified Fee-Based Pastoral Counselor, Kentucky Board of Certification of Fee-Based Pastoral Counselors
- Diplomat, American Psychotherapy Association
- Certified Group Psychotherapist, National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists
- Clinical Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association