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 student member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Dr. Samuel Stephens currently serves as the Director of Training Center Certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). In addition to being a certified biblical counselor with ACBC, Dr. Stephens has earned two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary including a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling. His research interests includes the history and philosophy of twentieth century pastoral counseling and the influence of modern psychology within the church. He has also written on several subjects related to counseling and discipleship ministries. He and his family make their home in Kansas City, MO.
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.