Dr. Jimmie W. Mattson, Featured Mentor
Colorado Theological Seminary has been privileged to have Dr. Jimmie Wayne Mattson serve as adjunct professor and consultant in our Christian Counseling and Church History Programs. Dr. Mattson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our seminary and has been a guiding light for many of our students.
Dr. Mattson accepted the pastorate of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 105 N. 5th St, Ozark, Arkansas. Before that he was a Licensed Minister in the Church of God from 1971 until ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arkansas in 1992.
Between 2003 and 2006 he earned a Doctorate in Ministry, a Doctor of Philosophy and a Doctor of Theology degree from Colorado Theological Seminary. He earned an MS. Degree with a major in General Counseling and Guidance from the University of Memphis in 1977 and prior that a BA. with a major in Psychology. He spent five years as Head of the Instructional Television Center at Memphis State University. During that time, he was an adjunct professor in the Graduate School.
Licensed in Tennessee as a Professional Counselor (now retired), he had counseling offices in Memphis and West Memphis and practiced with the Mid-South Center for Martial and Sexual Therapy for a while. Also he had been certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
As a minister in the Church of God, he held pastorates in West Memphis, Marianna, and Little Rock, Arkansas. He also held the office of District Youth and Christian Education Director for a two year term.
As a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he was past president of the Northwest Region of Arkansas, the chairman of the Five Year Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of the Regional Board. He had been the secretary of the Marion-West Memphis Ministerial Fellowship and a past president of the association.
With an abundance of energy, Dr. Mattson has found time to be Chaplain for the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, serving with a number of disater units. He is currently the chairman of the Northern District Ministry Department of the Great River Region of the Christian Church. He also finds time to practice his hobby as a amateur radio operator.
In 1991 Professor Mattson married West Memphis, Arkansas native Brenda Helcel Barnett. Both have two children from previous marriages. They both enjoy their two grandchildren, Brooke and Josh.