Shinichi Tagami, Ph.D.

Shinichi Tagami is Professor of Psychology and Counseling.  He graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan with a B.Th. and from Japan Bible Seminary, Tokyo, Japan, with a M.Div. equivalent degree.  After his pastoral ministry in Okinawa, Japan, and ordination as a Baptist minister, Dr. Tagami pursued his graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of World Mission, and Biola University, Talbot School of Theology in California, to receive a Th.M.and a Ed.D.  In 2009, Dr. Tagami earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation.  He planted and pastored Japanese/American churches in California and Oregon.  He taught at Sekolah Tinggi Theologia Reformed Injili Indonesia (STTRII), Jakarta, Indonesia, and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon, and the Okinawa Medical Mission Institute as a visiting instructor.  Dr. Tagami returned to his home in Okinawa, Japan in 1997.  He then started the Okinawa Christian Academy and the Evangelical Society of Christian Education in Japan and also took on the chaplaincy at Mt. Olive Hospital in order to develop Christian Holistic care in the hospice and psychiatric wards. Now he is leading Mt. Olive Hospital as the managing director, while also continuing as superintendent of Okinawa Christian Academy.  Dr. Tagami published a textbook for spiritual care and wrote an article, “Fragmentation and Integration” in the Indonesian book, The Integrated Life. He is now teaching classes on spiritual care, missiology, and practicum for chaplaincies at the Okinawa Bible Seminary, and pastoring a Baptist church.  Dr. Tagami also started the Christian Society of Mental-Psycho-Spiritual Care in Japan (MPSC) at Mt. Olive Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, together with Christian psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, and scholars in related fields.

Religious Affiliation
  • Baptist
General Areas of Interest:  
  • Integration of faith and Learning
  • Application of the scientific approach into academic investigations within disciplines such as psychology and psychiatry
Specialized Areas of Interest
  • Spiritual care
  • Hospital chaplaincy and administration
  • School administration
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