Dr. Greg E. Gifford is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University, and a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Baptist Bible College. His research interests are the influencing role of habits to desires and also Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. His book, Helping Your Family through PTSD (Wipf and Stock), was released in August of 2017. He is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), ordained pastor, and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Dr. Samuel Stephens is Director of Training Center Certification at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and adjunct professor for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to being a certified counselor with ACBC, Dr. Stephens has earned a M.A. in Christian Education and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research interests include the history and philosophy of twentieth century pastoral counseling and the influence of modern psychology within the church. He is a contributor to the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary web-blog, For the Church, as well as the author of The Eternal Remedy: Why and How Permanent Change is Possible and Struggling with Same Sex Attraction: Finding Freedom and Hope in Jesus Christ (Seminary Hill Press). He and his family make their home in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tracy Boeckley, MPT serves as a lay biblical counselor and assists with event planning at Christ Community Church in Laguna Hills. She is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University and is working toward her certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Prior to pursuing her education as a biblical counselor, Tracy earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy at Chapman University and has spent the past 20 years caring for others as an orthopedic physical therapist and director of physical therapy within multi-specialty practices.
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Nate Brooks (Mdiv, SBTS) works as the Coordinator of the Christian Counseling Program at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Charlotte campus. He is closing in on his Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Biblical Counseling with a research focus on the intersection of theological anthropology and counseling theory. Nate writes frequently for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is the visiting professor of biblical counseling at Nueva Provedencia Institute Biblica Reformanda in Medellin, Colombia. Nate lives in Charlotte, NC with his wonderful wife Kate and two sons.