Dr. Derek Chinn

Derek Chinn
Dr. Derek Chinn B.S., B.A., M.B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
  • Dean of School of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary



B.S., B.A.- University of California, Irvine; M.B.A.- University of Oregon; M.Div.- Multnomah Biblical Seminary; D.Min.- Western Seminary

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Favorite Quote

Faith story

Pastoral ministry continues to stretch me. I’ve come to realize that I serve my people best when I am transparent and share with them my challenges and failings, as well as, my joys and grief. It is freeing to have my identity drawn from Christ and to have His people affirm His love for me through their love.

Current ministry outside class

I have a heart for multiracial/multiethnic ministry. I pastored an ethnic congregation after graduating from Multnomah, and helped create a multiracial congregation by bringing two churches together (Asian and Anglo). I serve as an elder at my church.


My wife and I have 5 kids. We enjoy playing games together, sharing meals with others, and the outdoors.