Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Hope International University
B.Th., Theology, Sydney College of Divinity
The Precipitating Factors that Lead to Stress and Burnout in Restoration Movement Church Pastors: A Qualitative Study
CA Board of Psychology Licensed Psychologist (PSY28441)
Lifespan Development, Theories of Personality, Counseling Theories, Christian Principles in Marriage and Family Therapy, Disaster, Trauma, & Abuse Response, Family Violence: Detection, Prevention, & Intervention, Abnormal Psychology.
Private Practice, Newport Beach, CA (2016-present)
Irvine Valley College Veterans Service Center, Irvine, CA (2016-2017): Providing clinical treatment for US Veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan
United States Veteran's Initiative, Los Angeles, CA (2013-2016):
Individual and Group therapy for US Veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan
Ministry Leadership Experience:
Founder, Leading with Wellbeing, Newport Beach, California (2019-present)
President, WE Ministries, Yorba Linda, California (2010-present)
Senior Pastor, Destiny People Christian Church, Irvine, California (2001-2009)
Worship Pastor, Crossroads Christian Church, Corona, California (1995-2000)
Worship Leader Consultant for Churches of Christ in Australia (1992-1994)
Associate Pastor, Wollongong Church of Christ, Wollongong, Australia (1984-1991)
Beavis, W. J. (2019). Let’s talk about ministry burnout: A proven research-based approach to the wellbeing of pastors, Irvine, CA: Powerborn
Beavis, W. J. (2010). Shake that snake for goodness sake: 7 keys for staying strong in the face of adversity—lessons from the life of the apostle Paul, Irvine, CA: Powerborn
Beavis, W. J. (2010). Fuel 2: Keeping you and your team fired up, Gatineau, Canada: Hidden Treasures
Beavis, W. J. (2009). Fuel: The energy you need to succeed, Beijing, China: New World Press
Beavis, W. J. (2008). Go and be successful: The energy you need to succeed, Athens, Greece: Klidarithmos Publications
Beavis, W. J. (2007). Give your life a success makeover, Istanbul, Turkey: Aritan Yayinevi
Beavis, W. J. (2003). Escape to prosperity, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia: Amalietti & Amalietti
Beavis, W. J. (1996) Dating the dream: Building a winning relationship with your desires, Prague, Czech Republic: Nakladatelstvi Prah
Beavis, W. J. (1994) Become the person you dream of being, Bhopal, India, Manjul Publishing House
Professional Speaking Career:
Twenty-five years as a professional speaker. Keynote presentations at conferences in Australia, United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, China, Egypt, and the Caribbean Islands.
Research and Professional Interests:
Addressing the unique needs and complex issues pertaining to the well-being of pastors, ministry leaders, and executives.
2012 Medford Jones Servant Leadership Award
“The believer has to give account for unjustified suffering; the atheist has to give account for everything else.”
“Life will never be fair. Those who constructively adapt to that harsh reality can secure a life that abundantly exceeds fair.”
Favorite Scripture: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.” Hebrews 10:35 (NIV)
Personal Philosophy of Education:
Education is more than helping a student obtain a degree--it is inspiring students to become life-long learners with a commitment to having the greatest possible positive influence within the lives of others.
Running marathons, hiking, world travel, inspiring movies, and hanging out with friends whilst enjoying a great meal.