Providing Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Solutions for Life!

Dr. Felan has over 34 year or fulltime ministry experience.  20 years were served in executive administrative leadership with Prison Fellowship Ministries. As an ordained minister and also a licensed marriage and family therapist having served as a Pastor of Family Ministries, with Dr. David Jeremiah at the Shadow Mountain Community Church, he understands the needs of the local church and community.

Dr. Felan believes that God wants everyone to experience an abundant life full of meaning, purpose and joy overflowing (John 10:10). If your marriage, family or other relationships needs help, God has the answers and together with Dr. Felan, you will find them. As an ordained minister and also a licensed marriage and family therapist, he is able to accurately and skillfully apply the Word of Life to the issues of life in areas of:

Strengthening and protecting marriages and families from divorce by providing therapy in:

  • Pre-marriage and remarriage preparation
  • Blended/Step family issues
  • Parenting skills
  • Family counseling
  • Adolescent issues
  • Men’s issues
  • Boundary issues
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Helping clients overcome hurts from:

  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • Life transitions/job loss/changes
  • Grief and loss of a loved one
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Father/mother wounds
  • Sexual abuse

Helping clients overcome habits and life controlling issues:

  • Addiction to drugs
  • Addiction to alcohol
  • Addiction to sex
  • Addiction to pornography
  • Anger
  • Co-dependency

Education, License, Accomplishments:

  • Doctor of Ministry, Marriage and Family Studies, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN
  • Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego, CA
  • Master of Divinity, Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist # 45603, since 2008
  • Ordained Baptist minister, 1981
  • Certified PREPARE-ENRICH marriage inventory counselor
  • Trained Critical Incident Stress Management counselor
  • Trained in therapy of Eye Movement Desensitization, Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Certified and trained Critical Incident Stress Management
  • PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) Trained Seminar Leader
  • Certified Level One Restoration Therapy
  • American Association of Christian Counselors Certificate in Advanced Marital Therapies: Emotion Focused Therapy and Hope Focused Counseling


  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Other experience:

  • 20 years of leadership in prison ministry with Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship Ministries
  • 11 years of full time staff pastoral ministry with Dr. David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, CA
  • Professor, adjunct faculty, Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, CA
  • Professor, adjunct faculty, Azusa Pacific University Mission Valley extension campus
  • Professor, adjunct faculty, San Diego Christian College, Santee, CA
  • Professor, adjunct faculty, University of Phoenix, San Diego campuses
  • Experienced church seminar/workshop leader and keynote speaker
  • Pulpit supply speaker
  • Developed workbook and taught Freedom from Destructive Anger course, Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, CA
  • Developed and taught Marriage Builders, a nine month series for adults designed to strengthen marriages
  • Led marriage preparation ministry developing pre marriage workbook and training marriage mentors
  • Trained and oversaw church lay counselors and ministry
  • Developed and managed support groups of Celebrate Recovery, Divorce Care, Grief Share, Cancer Support, domestic violence, Crown Financial Ministries
  • Married to Carol, 1975 with three Christian married adult children and 12 grandchildren and more on the way