John Kie Vining’s ministerial experience includes serving as an evangelist, pastor, college instructor, and professional pastoral counselor. He graduated from Lee College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical-Historical Studies. He received his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Graduate School. His Doctor of Ministry degree is from Columbia Theological Seminary. The major area of Dr. Vining’s graduate training is pastoral care/counseling. He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland). He is a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee. He has served as the Director of Counseling and Testing, Lee College, and Director of Counseling at the Church of God Center for Ministerial Care.
Presently, he serves as the Director of Family Ministries for the Church of God. He is the author, editor, or contributor to more than a dozen books including: SPIRIT-CENTERED COUNSELING; WHEN HOME IS WHERE THE HURT IS, COVENANT MARRIAGE, FAMILY MINISTRY FOUNDATIONS , FIRE, FAITH, AND FAMILY: A PORTAIT OF SPIRIT-FILLED FAMILIES. He is married to Dr. Su Ann Vining: they are the parents of three daughters.