DMin Program Coordinator, Professor of Applied Ministry
Southern California Seminary


Dr. Joseph Hack is the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary.  He also serves as Professor of Applied Ministry, specializing in stewardship and leadership.

Dr. Hack retired from active duty with the United States Navy after 21 years of commissioned service and currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Westside Community Church in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Hack has served as an educator for more than 20 years since military retirement in both the public and private sectors. His first instructional appointment was as an adjunct instructor of management at the University of California San Diego Extension College.  In 2004 Dr. Hack entered private Christian higher education and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies, systematic theology, and applied/practical ministry before accepting the appointment as the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary.

Dr. Hack has a diverse educational background earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, Master of Business Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology, Master of Divinity from Southern California Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology; BIOLA University. He also has more than fifteen years of pastoral experience planting and administering churches, developing Christian educational initiatives, and leading Bible studies.

Joe and his wife Suki have been married since 1986 and enjoy the varied recreational activities in and about Southern California and love to travel the world taking in the different cultures and cuisines.


  • DMin: Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University, 2012.
  • MDiv: Master of Divinity, Southern California Seminary, 2004.
  • MBA: Master of Business Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1983.
  • BSME: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1975.
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