"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Dr. Joseph Allen Kofi Appiah-Boateng was born and raised in Ghana; he is a native of Ashanti and Akwapim. He earned his BSc in Banking & Finance from Central University in Accra, Ghana; Chartered Diploma in Strategic Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing-United Kingdom; M. A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University; and Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, Allen has 25 years of experience in Christian leadership, including planting Churches, teaching Sunday school, and pastoring youths. Allen believe teaching is both a ministry and public service.
He is an advocate of sound integration of faith and learning grounded in comprehensive biblical understanding and systematic observation of human behaviors. He enjoys drawing students’ attention to the contributions of general revelation to the understanding of special revelation. He believe that all academic disciplines have an important relationship to God’s truth and encourage students to approach every course as part of God’s process of transforming them into effective Kingdom builders.
He has published and presented in numerous professional conferences (including ACA & ACES) on topics relating to masculine socialization and boy’s bullying, marketing the supervision services, and counseling men. His research interests are school counseling interventions, bullying prevention, masculinity, and faith and learning integration.
Allen is a licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in men and marriage counseling; particularly, couples in conflicts, pre-marital, and post-divorce parenting. He counsels marriages from an integrative approach, utilizing multigenerational theory as his foundational model.
Dr. Appiah-Boateng is married to Rhoda Appiah-Boateng and they both reside in Longview, Texas. He enjoys working with his hands and listening to smooth Jazz.