I have been a pastor since 1967
and have spent most of that time pastoring and doing counseling
in Alaskan towns such as Homer, Seward, Anchorage, Fairbanks,
and now Nikiski.
I also founded Cornerstone Christian
Center in the Washington, DC suburb of Springfield, VA.
I am married, have three children, seven grand children and one
My wife, Marveen is a certified
elementary teacher in Alaska and Colorado and is retired from
the State of Alaska where she worked as a legislative aide or
chief of staff for several Alaskan representatives and senators.
We LOVE to collect books, take care of a small army of backyard
critters (birds and squirrels) and regularly fish together
on the Kenai or Talkeetna Rivers for salmon.
I am a member of the National
Association for Christian Recovery. I also have experience
working in a clinical setting and conducted group's in the mental
health unit at Providence Hospital in Anchorage as a part of the
New Life Clinic's in-patient program in the late 90's. I
am also listed on the data base with the state of Colorado as
a non-licensed psychotherapist and am a member of the Colorado
Asssociation of Psyhotherapists.
I hold masters degrees in both
Theology (MTS) and Counseling (MC) from Cornerstone Graduate School
in Fairfax, VA.
Wayne and Marveen Coggins are currently living in Nikiski,
AK where Wayne is the senior pastor of a non-denominational
Kenai Chapel. Wayne also maintains a counseling office in
The big news is that Wayne's first solo book has been released
by Magnus Press and is
now available. For information on this and other publications,
see the Publications link.