Daniel G. Bagby was the Theodore F. Adams Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and Minister of Pastoral Care at River Road Church, Baptist. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, son and grandson of missionary parents. Did undergraduate work in Psychology, Religion, English (Baylor U), a Master’s in Psychology, an MDiv. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. and a PhD. in Marriage & Family Counseling (Wayne E. Oates fellow). Post-Doc study at Univ. Of Edinburgh, Scotland. Pastored for twenty six years (Virginia, Indiana, and Texas), was chaplain to a Juvenile Detention Ctr., to a mental hospital, and chaplain to a Women’s Prison four years (Ky), a pastoral Counselor in two Pastoral Counseling Centers (Indiana and Texas), and taught Pastoral Care at two seminaries (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and BTSR). Married to retired Chair of English Dept. at Godwin HS, father to a 42 yr. old son ( Ph.D. teaching adults with Learning Issues in Fla.), and a 34 yr. old daughter (UR,UVA,& BTSR grad—Assistant Chaplain at UR). Teaches Pastoral Care, Marriage & Family Counseling, Crisis Care, etc. (teaches in Brazil at seminary every three years). Consultant to Hospice Programs and Non-Profit agencies.
Clinical member of American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT), the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Supervisor of seminary clinical pastoral education programs (on MCV and Caring Community CPE Consultation Boards). Board member, VipCare.
Wrote eight books:
Understanding Anger in the Church, Transition and Newness (on Loss), Before You Marry, The Church: The Power to Help and to Hurt, Seeing Through Our Tears, Crisis Ministry: A Handbook,Beyond The Myths: The Journey To Adulthood, and Healing Our Hurts: Dealing With Difficult Emotions. Edited three books in series for Abingdon (1st: The Church and Addiction (2002), Pastoral Responses to Sexual Abuse (2003, and Pastoral Responses to Suicide (2006).
Has written section on “Anger” in The Dictionary of Pastoral Care & Counseling (Abingdon), and chapter on “Managing BiPolar Issues” (Oxford).