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I am the author of books on biblical counseling, equipping counselors, Christian living, grief, anxiety, sexual abuse recovery, spiritual friendship, the Black church, women's ministry, soul care, and Church history.
My latest book is "Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure." In it readers learn a biblical process for victory in anxiety.
In "Equipping Counselors for Your Church" I share a best-practice model for envisioning, enlisting, equipping, and empowering biblical counselors in the local churhc.
Coming in February 2013, is "Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling" of which I am an editor and author, along with 39 other leading biblical counselors.
Also coming in 2013 is "Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes" which examines 2 Samuel 13 to present a biblical process for finding Christ's healing hope for sexual abuse.
My first book is "Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction." It answers life's seven ultimate questions as it provides a theological foundation for biblical counseling.
My second book is "Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction." It shares 1000s of illustrative vignettes and 100s of role-play exercises to equip to develop 22 biblical counseling skills.
In 2010, I authored "God's Healing for Life's Losses: How to Find Hope When You're Hurting. This book journeys with you through biblical stages of grief and growth.
I also am the author of "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction." It tells the amazing story of how African Americans turned to Christ to help one another to find hope and healing.
I also have authored "Sacred Friendships" which tells the often untold stories of over 50 women heroes of church history.
I serve as the Executive Director of The Biblical Counseling Coalition through which we provide robust resources and collaborative relationships for all those who are committed to biblical counseling.
I am the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. Through RPM, I speak, write, and consult on Christ-centered, church-based, comprehensive, compassionate, and cuturally-informed biblical counseling and spiritual formation.
For 17 years I have served as the founding Chairman of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship Program at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD.
I am an ordained minister. I was Senior Pastor at a church in Maryland, an Equipping Pastor at another Maryland church, and the Counseling and Discipleship Pastor at a church in Ohio.
I earned my B.A. in Pastoral Studies at Baptist Bible College, my Th.M. in Theology and Biblical Counseling at Grace Theological Seminary, and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Kent State University.
My wife of 31 years, Shirley, and I have two adult children.
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