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Justin Forbes

Justin Forbes

Assistant Professor, Religion


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 also a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen studying theology.

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.