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Justin Forbes: Faculty and Staff

Justin Forbes
Director of the Youth Ministry Program


Academic Affairs

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

After graduating from Flagler College in 2002, Justin spent ten years in youth ministry working for Young Life in Florida. In this role he was responsible for building and leading teams that worked with middle school, high school, and college aged students that covered a broad spectrum of racial, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. In 2012, Justin decided to pursue further education by attending Princeton Theological Seminary. It was at Princeton that Justin discovered his love for teaching, and developing future leaders in Youth Ministry. Now, as the director of the Youth Ministry Program, Justin hopes to bring his past ministry experience and theological education together in hopes of serving his students at Flagler.
Justin is married to Bethany Forbes (’03) with four children and is grateful to be back in Florida, and near the beach! Justin is also an ordained Presbyterian Minister, serves on the local Young Life Board, and is the co-founder of Kindred Youth Ministry, a youth ministry resource organization. Justin is also a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen. 

Professional Profile:

BA in Religion and Philosophy, Minor in Youth Ministry
MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
MA in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary
Mdiv from Princeton Theological Seminary

Research Interests
Youth Ministry and Christian Disciplines
Karl Barth’s Missional Ecclesiology
Missional Theology and the Church Today

Association of Youth Ministry Educators
American Society of Missiology

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses Taught
Introduction to Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Skills
Christian Disciplines
Pastoral Counseling
The Gospel of Mark and the Kingdom of God
Youth Ministry Internship

More Information:

Learn more about Justin Forbes through his recent Flagler College Magazine feature.