Faculty

Ian M. DiOrio, M.Div.

Adjunct Professor, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies

Phone: 949-292-8892
Email: idiorio@eastside.com  
Office: 714-871-6844

EDUCATION:

  • D.Min., Spiritual Formation & Church Leadership (in progress), Azusa Pacific University
  • M.Div., Theology, Fuller Theological Studies
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, Hope International University

Additional Studies in New Testament Studies, The University of Stellenbosch

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Official Contributor: collegeministry.com, 2012 - Present
  • Young Adult’s Pastor: Eastside Christian Church, 2008 – Present
  • Teaching Pastor: Rock Harbor Church, 2007-2008
  • College Pastor: Diamond Canyon Christian Church, 2005-2007

COURSES:

  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • History and Literature of the Early Christians
  • Biblical Foundations of Ministry

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Overall Service Award in Preaching from Hope International University

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Practical Theology
  • Church and Mission in Post-Modern Culture
  • Theology and Culture
  • Philosophical Theology

PUBLICATIONS:

  • "From Turntables to Pulpit," Motion Magazine Issue 5, 2007
  • “Evangelizing the Young American Mind”, Lets Talk Magazine, 2007

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Dis-ease: Curing What Ails Us”, Keynote Speaker, Northwest Christian University’s Spiritual Formation Week, Eugene OR, September 2011
  • “Following Jesus in a Plastic World”, Breakout Session Teacher, Radicalism Confrence/Saddleback Church, San Juan Capistrano CA, August 2011
  • “Ignite: A Practical Theology for Mobilizing a New Generation”, Keynote Speaker, Forest Home Christian Camp, Forest Falls CA, January 2010
  • “Men at Work: Moving past Acculturated Views of Manhood”, Campus Crusade for Christ Southern California Men’s Conference, Big Bear CA, March 2009
  • From Polis to Politics: A Biblical Explanation of Ecclesial Politics”, The Awake Conference on Scripture and Politics, RHU Forum, Costa Mesa CA, June 2008
  • “From Clinging to Communion: How are understanding of God gets in our way of loving Him”, The Gathering at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove California February 2008
  • Revitalizing Our Relationships”, Vietnamese Association of Youth Groups Regional Conference of the Christian Missionary Alliance, Anaheim California, February 2008
  • "Understanding the Young American Mind," Leadership Training Conference of New Covenant Ministries International, Southlands Church International, Brea California, November 2007.
  • “The Emerging Church: A Survey of Its Theology and Praxis”, San Diego Christian Church Ministers Conference, Ranchland Christian Church, San Diego California, September 2007
  • “Postmodern Preaching”, Ministry in Postmodern Times Conference, ROCKHARBOR Church, Costa Mesa California, September 2007
  • “Snakes, Snacks and Spiritual Gifts: Empowering Your Entire Church for Mission.” The Gathering at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove California, May 2007
  • “My Theological Journey: An Online Interview”, Hunger Truth, www.hungertruth.com, Riverside California, January 2007
  • “Missional Theology for Postmodern Missionaries”, Winema Mission’s Conference,
  • Winema Christian Camp, Cloverdale Oregon, August 2005

 HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
I love Spending time with my wife and three children, reading and writing fiction, playing electronic music (DJ), and writing poetry.

FAVORITE QUOTES/ SCRIPTURE:
"Love your enemies"- Jesus

"If you do not love, you will not be alive; if you love effectively, you will be killed.”   -Herbert McCabe

“A saint is not someone who is good, but someone who experiences the goodness of God" -Thomas Merton

"Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.” -Karl Barth

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