Director of the Kairos Program, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry




  • B.A. Corban University
  • M.A. Western Seminary
  • D.Min. Corban University


Dr. Newton is a discipleship-focused church entrepreneur. He has planted and pastored a house church in Salem, Oregon and collaborated with other area church planters to reach the unchurched of Salem. His doctoral research focused on the discipleship of college students and how discipling relationships effect spiritual growth. Jordan is also globally focused and experienced, having lived in Mexico out of high school, recently teaching with Corban’s Africa Training Partnership in Cameroon, moving to Papua, Indonesia in 2020, and is drawn to investing in the global church. While in Papua, Jordan oversaw spiritual formation, student life, and all academic programs for Papua Hope Language Institute as its Chief Program Officer.

Jordan has been teaching at Corban part-time for 12 years before joining the School of Ministry as their new Kairos Program director.


Jordan married his wife Angelina in 2007 and has three children, Tristan, Kaden, and Faryn. He enjoys exercise, hikes, spicy foods, sports, and coffee.


“I came to Corban when I was in elementary school to visit a family member who was attending Corban, then Western Baptist, and I really never left. I did my undergraduate degree here, started teaching as an adjunct Bible teacher, finished my doctorate here, and am so excited to keep spending time with the amazing students and staff at Corban University.”