Our programs were developed and are taught by some of the most
recognized, influential, and distinguished Christian leaders.


Keith Ethridge, M.Div.–Acting Director, Veterans Affairs National Chaplain Center; Member, Military Chaplains Association.

Archibald Hart, Ph.D. –Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Licensed Psychologist; Certified Biofeedback Practitioner; Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Psychopharmacology; International Director, AACC; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Barbara Rosberg, B.F.A. – Media Personality; Author; Speaker.

Barbara Shaffer, Ph.D. – Psychologist; Author; Speaker.

Basyle J. (Boz) Tchividjian, J.D. – Professor of Law, Liberty University; Founder & executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment); Former Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit; Former Chief Prosecutor, Sexual Crimes Division; Attorney and Advisory Board Member, I-Care Child Advocacy Center; Author; Speaker.

Beth Fletcher Brokaw, Ph.D. – Psychologist; Adjunct Professor, Biola University; Author; Speaker, until her passing in 2013.

Brooks Lines, M.A. – Counselor, North Atlanta Center for Christian Counseling.

Captain Jim Nelms – State Coordinator, Georgia Crisis Response Team; Leader, Henry/Clayton CISM Team; Faculty Member, CISM Instructor at International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D. – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; founder of the Flourish Center for Life and Relationships; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Chap Clark, Ph.D. – Associate Provost for Strategic Projects and Professor and Chair of Youth, Family, and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary; Teaching Team of Harbor Christian Center in Gig Harbor, Washington; President of ParenTeen and Harbor Hope Services; Author; Speaker

Chaplain Charles C. Baldwin, M.Div. – Major General, U.S. Air Force, Retired; Former United States Air Force Chief of Chaplains; Member of the Armed Forces Chaplains Board.

Chaplain Thomas E. Webb, Th.M. – President, Webb & Associates Chaplaincy Consulting; Former Navy Chaplain; CISM Team Member, Camp Pendleton, CA; Speaker.

Chris Thurman, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Author; Speaker

Christopher McCluskey, M.S.W. – President of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute; Certified Life Coach; Certified Sex Therapist; Radio Personality; Author; Speaker

Claudia Arp, B.S. – Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker.

Clifford Penner, M.A., Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist; Internationally-recognized Sexual Therapist; Educator; Author; Speaker

Connie Neal, M.S.. – Author; Women’s Conference Speaker

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, M.Ed. – Founder, Manager and CEO of AppLe St. (Applied Learning Styles); Established expert in various learning practices

Dan Allender, Ph.D. –Professor of Counseling, The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; Founder and Director, Wounded Heart Ministries; Ordained Presbyterian minister; Author; Speaker

Daniel Amen, M.D. – Director and Founder of The Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine; Nuclear Brain Imaging Specialist; Board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry; Best-selling Author; Regular appearances on his own national PBS specials.

Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D. – Professor, Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University, Portland, OR; Director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University; Board Member, Association for Play Therapy; Author; Speaker

Dave Carder, M.A. – Pastor, Counseling Ministries at First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA. Author; Speaker

David Arp, MSSW – Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Author; Speaker; TV/Radio Personality.

David Hall, Psy.D. – CEO and Clinical Director of Haven Family Psychiatry; Academic Director of the Narrative Institute; Author; Speaker

David Jenkins, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Professor of Counseling and the Director of the M.A. in Addiction Counseling program,  Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, Liberty University; Board Member, Society for Christian Psychology; Author; Speaker

David Murphy, Ph.D. – Professor, Chair, Accounting Department, Lynchburg College; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Fraud Specialist; Speaker

David Stoop, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Founder and Director, Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, CA; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author, Speaker, Co-host, “New Life Live!” radio program

Debbie Laaser, M.A.. – Sexual Addiction Counselor; Author; Speaker

Debra Taylor, M.A. – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist; Author; Speaker

Dennis Rainey, M.A., D.D. – President, CEO, and Co-founder of Family Life, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ International; Best-selling Author; Speaker

Diane Langberg, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Founder and Director, Diane Langberg & Associates; Executive Board Chairperson, AACC; Author; Speaker

Donald Harvey, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Psychology, Trevecca Nazarene University; Licensed Professional Counselor.

Donna Rice Hughes, B.A. – President, Enough Is Enough; Advocate for internet safety for children and families; Author; Speaker

Douglas Rosenau, Ed.D. – Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology; Co-founder of Sexual Wholeness, Inc.; Professor for the Institute for Sexual Wholeness, Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta, Georgia; Adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Richmont Graduate University.

Dwight Bain, M.A. – Nationally Certified Counselor, Professional Counselor, Executive/Life Coach; Certified Family Law Mediator; ; Founder and Executive Director, The LifeWorks Group; Author; Speaker

Ed Hindson, D.Phil., D.Min., Th.D. – Professor and Dean, School of Religion, and Assistant to the Chancellor, Liberty University; Author; Speaker

Ed Maynard, Ph.D. – Lighthouse Counseling Service, Charlotte, NC; Co-author, Healing for the City: Counseling in the Urban Setting; Speaker

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; President, LIV Enterprises & Consulting, LLC; Former Vice-President for Professional Development, AACC; Former Dept. Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University, VA; Author; Speaker

Erica S.N. Tan, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, The North Portland Growth Place, Portland, OR; Author; Speaker

Erin Smalley, B.S.N, M.A. – Registered Nurse; Marriage Strategic Spokesperson, Focus on the Family; Best-selling Author; Speaker

Everett Worthington, Jr.,Ph.D. –  Clinical Psychologist and Professor  of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University; Director, A Campaign for Forgiveness Research; Founding editor, Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal; Author; Speaker

Florence Littauer – Best-selling Author; Speaker

Freda V. Crews, D.Min., Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Host, Time for Hope TV program; Speaker

Gary Chapman, M.R.E., Ph.D. – Senior Associate Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC; Best-selling Author of the Five Love Languages; Speaker

Gary Moon, Ph.D. – Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College; Director of  the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation; Author; Speaker

Gary Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D. – Professor and Executive Director, John Brown University Center for Relationship Enrichment; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author; Speaker

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D. – Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling and Research and Evaluation Center at the Center for Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Piedmont Psychiatric Center; Co-authored several books with Dr. Tim Clinton, including Attachments and Why You Do the Things You Do.

Gary Smalley, M.Div., Ed.D. – Former President and Founder, Smalley Relationship Center; A best-selling author, TV and Radio guest, and speaker before his passing in 2016

George Ohlschlager, M.S.W., J.D. – Executive Consultant to the AACC; Member, AACC Ethics Committee; Author; Speaker

Georgia Shaffer, M.A. – Psychologist; Professional Life Coach; Producer, syndicated radio feature, The Mourning Glory Minute; Founder and Executive Director, Mourning Glory Ministries; Author; Speaker

Glen Havens, M.D. – Director, Ark Psychiatric Services, Atlanta, GA; Speaker

Glenn Wagner, Ph.D. – Former Board Member and Vice-President of Promise Keepers; Author; Speaker

Greg Smalley, Psy.D. – Psychologist; Vice President of Marriage and Family Formation, Focus on the Family; Author; Speaker

Gregg Jantz, Ph.D. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Certified Chemical Dependency Professional; Certified Eating Disorder Specialist; Founder of The Center: A Place of HOPE; Author; Speaker

Norman Wright, M.A., M.R.E.– Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist; Former Director of the Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Biola University; Research Professor of Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology; Author; Speaker

Mark Shadoan, M.S.W., Ed.D.– Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Clinical Director, Light Counseling, Lynchburg, VA; Author, AACC’s Christian Counselor’s Treatment Planner

Jan Stoop, Ph.D. – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Author; Speaker

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. – Executive Director, Institute for Compassionate Care; National Coordinator, AACC Crisis Response Team; Certified CISM Trainer, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Executive Director, Board of Christian Crisis & Trauma Response; Author; Speaker

Jill Briscoe – Bible Teacher; Executive Editor, Just Between Us magazine; Board Member, World Relief; Board Member, Christianity Today; Author; Speaker

John Baker, M.B.A. – Founder, Celebrate Recovery; Author; Speaker

John Ortberg, Ph.D. – Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Member Board of Trustees, Fuller Theological Seminary; Author; Speaker

John Trent, Ph.D. – Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family , Moody Bible Institute; President, Encouraging Words and StrongFamilies.com; Educator; Author; Corporate Consultant; Speaker

Joni Eareckson Tada – President, Joni and Friends; Founder, Joni and Friends Disability Center; Member, Disability Advisory Committee, U.S. State Department; Columnist; Author; Award-winning Artist; Media Personality

Jorge Prado – Family counselor and Spanish Ministry Director, Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC.

Joshua Straub, Ph.D. –Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources; President and Cofounder of The Connextion Group; ; Author; Speaker

Joyce Penner, M.R.N. – Clinical Nurse Specialist; Internationally recognized Sex Therapist; Educator; Author; Speaker

Judi Quilici Timmcke, Ph.D. – Clinical Nutritionist; Technical Consultant; Educator; President, Q-Tech Services, Inc.; Former Vice-President of Research and Development, Weider Nutrition International; Author; Speaker

Julie Clinton, M.Ad., M.B.A. – President, Extraordinary Women; Author, Extraordinary Women: Discovering God’s Dream for Your Life and Live God’s Dream Devotional; Speaker

June Hunt, M.A. – Founder and CEO, Hope For The Heart; Director, Biblical Counseling Library, Radio Personality; Musician; Author; Speaker

Kari Wolfe Anderson, Ph.D., C.P.C. – President and Chief Clinical Director of Pathway Program for Eating, Green Mountain at Fox Run; Founder and Owner of myBalancedLife Integrative Counseling.

Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC – Associate Professor, School of Psychology and Counseling, Regent University

Kathleen Hart – Author; Chaplain, Fuller Theological Seminary; Speaker

Katie Brazelton, M.Div., Ph.D. – Life Coach; Founder, Life Purpose Coaching Centers International; Author; Speaker

Kay Arthur – Co-founder, Precept Ministries; Author; Media Personality; Speaker

Kenneth L. Farmer, Jr., M.D. – Major General, U.S. Army, Retired; Owner and CEO at Ken Farmer Advisors, LLC; Former Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance; Former Commander, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and North Atlantic Regional Medical Command; American Board of Family Practice Certified; Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Kenneth Nichols, Psy.D. – Founder and President, ALIVE Ministries; Executive Director, Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors; Psychologist; Former Dean of Behavioral Science, Southern California Seminary; Author; Speaker

Kevin Ellers, D.Min. – Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, Salvation Army, U.S.A. Central Territory; President, Institute for Compassionate Care; Faculty member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Author; Speaker

Laurie Hall – Media Personality; Author; Speaker

Leigh Bishop, M.D., M.A. – Staff Psychiatrist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine; Naval Reserve Officer with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps

Leroy Scott, Jr., M.S., M.Div. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Relationship Coach; Minister; Speaker

Leslie Parrott, Ed.D. – Co-Director, Center for Relationship Development, Seattle Pacific University; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Co-Editor of the NIV Marriage Devotional Bible; Best-selling Author; Speaker

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Author; Speaker

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Registered Play Therapist; Professor, Professional Counseling Program, Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services, Texas State University

Linda Mintle, M.S.W.,  Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Eating Disorders and Infertility Specialist; Chair of Behavioral Health, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Liberty University; Author; Speaker

Lisa McMinn, Ph.D. – Writer in Residence, George Fox University; Author; Speaker

Marian Eberly, R.N., M.S.W. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Behavioral Health Consultant;; Speaker

Mark Crawford, Ph.D. – President, Lyles, Crawford, and Petronella Clinical Consulting; Licensed Psychologist; Author; Speaker

Mark Crear, Ph.D. – Two-time Olympic Medalist; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Chair, Black African American Christian Counselors, AACC; Author; Speaker

Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. – Founder and Executive Director, Faithful and True; Former Board Member, National Council on Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity; Author; Speaker

Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University; Author; Speaker

Marnie Ferree, M.A. – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist;  Founder of Bethesda Workshops; Sexual Recovery Specialist; Author; Speaker

Mary Ann Mayo, M.A. – Licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor; Author; Speaker

Mary Hunt, B.A. – Financial expert; Author; Columnist; Media Personality; Debt-proof Seminar leader

Michael Lyles, M.D. – Founding Partner, Lyles & Crawford Clinical Consulting in Atlanta, GA; Executive Board Member, AACC; Speaker

Michael Sytsma, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Sexual Addiction Specialist; Speaker

Michael Todd Wilson, M.S. – Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, the Intimacy Counseling Center in Atlanta, GA; Member, American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

Michelle McKinney Hammond – Author; Speaker; Singer; TV Show Co-host

Neil Anderson, D.Min., Ed.D. – President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries; Author of The Bondage Breaker and more than 20 other books; Speaker

Neil Clark Warren, M.Div., Ph.D. – Psychologist; Founder, Associated Psychological Services; Former Professor and Dean, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Founder, eHarmony; Author; Speaker

Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D., Esq. – Licensed Psychologist; Attorney; Forensic Examiner Diplomate; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; Certified Trauma Services Specialist; Founder and Director, Finner-Williams & Associates; Author; Speaker

Ralph Earle, M.Div., Ph.D. – Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology; Clinical Supervisor, AAMFT and AASECT; Associate, Psychological Counseling Services

Richard Eley, Ph.D. – Certified Life Coach; Corporate Trainer; Speaker

Major General Robert F. Dees, M.S., U.S. Army, Retired – President of Resilience Consulting LLC; Associate Vice President for Military Outreach, Adjunct Professor, and Director of the Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty University; Graduate, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Commanded airborne, air assault, and mechanized infantry forces from the platoon through division level; Former Executive Director, Defense Strategies, Microsoft Corporation

Rolfe Carawan, M.Ed. – Founder and President, Life Matters, Inc.; Leadership Team, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Author

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Member of Executive Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Liberty University; Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology in the Center for Counselor Education and Family Studies. Pastor; Author, Speaker

Ron L. Deal, M.MFT. – Founder and President of Smart Stepfamilies; President of As For Me and My House Ministries (www.RonDeal.org) and Director of FamilyLife Blended™ for FamilyLife®; Extensive experience in training pastors, ministry leaders, and counselors; Author; Speaker

Ron Luce, M.A. – Founder and President, Teen Mania; Formerly appointed to the White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities; author; speaker

Russell Willingham – Executive Director, New Creation Ministries in Fresno, CA; Ordained Minister, Assemblies of God International Fellowship

Sandra Dopf Lee, B.S. – Certified Life Coach; Certified Family Mediator; Mediation Trainer; Founder, Emerge Victorious; Speaker

Sandra Wilson, Ph.D. – Marriage & Family Therapist; Adjunct Seminary Professor; Author; Speaker

Sara E. Trollinger, M.A. – Founder and President, House of Hope, a Christian, non-denominational residential program for troubled teenagers, Orlando, FL.; Author; Speaker

Sharon Hart May, Ph.D. – Founder of the highly acclaimed Haven of Safety Marriage Relationship Intensives and Conferences, Hart Institute in Pasadena, CA; Internationally-known expert in emotionally focused therapy; Author; Speaker

Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California; distinguished Researcher; Author Speaker

Stanton Jones, Ph.D. – Former Provost, Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College; Author; Speaker

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed. – Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries; Host of the nationally syndicated “New Life Live!” daily radio program; Best-selling Author; Speaker

Stephen Greggo, Ph.D. – Chair, Pastoral Counseling and Psychology Department, Professor of Pastoral Counseling and Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Speaker

Steve Russo, M.A. – Radio Host, Real Answers; Featured guest, ABC, CBS and NBC News broadcasts, including The O’Reilly Factor and Fox News; Host, Music TV 24/SEVEN; Author; Musician, Speaker

Thelma Wells, M.Min. – President, A Woman of God Ministries; Author; Speaker; Media Personality

Timothy Clinton, Ed.D. – President, AACC; Professor of Counseling and Executive Director, Liberty University Center for Counseling and Family Studies; Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Best-selling Author; National Speaker; Host, “Turn It Around” radio program; Seminar Leader

Tommy Nelson, M.A. – Pastor, Denton Bible Church, Denton, TX; Featured on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Josh McDowell, For Faith and Family, and various media outlets

Tom Whiteman, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist; Founder and Director of Life Management Inc; President of Fresh Start Seminars Inc.; Author; Speaker

Troy Snyder, M.S. – Nationally Certified Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor, Paraclete Counseling Center in Alpharetta, GA

David Hager, M.D., FACOG– Board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Professor, Department of OB-GYN and Consultant in Infectious Disease, University of Kentucky School of Medicine; Director of Continuing Medical Education, Department of OB-GYN, Central Baptist Hospital; Director of the OB-GYN Residency Training Program (a University of Kentucky affiliated program)

Wesley K. Stafford, Ph.D. – President Emeritus, Compassion International; Board of Directors, National Religious Broadcasters

William Cutrer, M.D. – Obstetrician/Gynecologist; infertility specialist; ordained pastor; Associate Professor, Bioethics and Spiritual Formation and Gheens Chair, Family Ministry, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, until his passing in 2013.