Family Counseling

Our Mission & Vision

The Counseling Ministry here at Berea is a Lay Led ministry that exists to provide compassionate, redemptive biblical care for our members and surrounding community, who are suffering and in need of the gospel of grace.

Berea Baptist church would like to be known for loving one another and our neighbors and in doing so demonstrating that love in our hearts, hands, and minds. The Bible reveals God’s intentions, that as Christians we are to live in a relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. In doing so we are committed to love one another by encouraging one another, supporting one another, and providing compassionate counseling as God’s word directs us. Thereby fulfilling the two greatest commandments.
Matthew 22: 37-39

The Berea Baptist Church Lay Led counseling ministry is committed to honoring God by helping those in our church and community apply the gospel to everyday struggles. As we walk alongside those in need we seek to grow in our relationship with the lord and honor Him as we help others connect the scriptures to their struggles, joys, and concerns in everyday life.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20

Leadership Team:

Jim and Lisa Houseknecht have been working with children and adults for the past 20 years. They taught children and adult classes at New Life Outreach International Church for approximately 12 years, including premarital counseling and marriage-building classes . For the past 8 years, they have served at Berea Baptist Church also teaching children and adult classes.

Lisa Houseknecht
Lisa Houseknecht
Lisa has a 4year certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Christian Counseling Training Center in Richmond. Upon graduation, she has continued counseling children and adults and mentoring students at the center.
Jim Houseknecht
Jim Houseknecht
Jim has recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and Christian counseling. He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has also joined Lisa in counseling at the center.

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