Kenneth Tang-Quan (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of Palos Verdes Baptist Church, where he has served since 1994. He was previously an associate pastor in Seattle for eight years and has also ministered as a teacher at a Christian school, both at the elementary school and junior high/high school levels. A graduate of UC Berkeley (B.A. in Psychology) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. in Christian Education), he has also done postgraduate study at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology.
Pastor Ken and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Sharon, a graduate of UC Berkeley and an English professor at Westmont College; Karis, a graduate of Stanford University and a biomechanical engineer; and David, a student at Harvard University. Pastor Ken enjoys reading, table tennis, and cheering his children on in following God’s calling to make Christ the center of their lives.
What is the role of the pastor and other members of the congregation in facilitating the healing process for an injured party when the offender is unrepentant? How can the body of Christ be helped to respond appropriately and move forward in times of conflict? What are the processes at work in the mind and soul that lead to changed attitudes and actions? What insights from psychological research can be used to develop a program of spiritual formation, especially in teaching or training followers of Jesus to forgive?