Ministry Info

The Counseling Ministry at St. John Missionary Baptist church offers individual, couple, and family counseling to members and non-members alike. We believe you can find hope. We can help you experience true and lasting transformation by addressing issues through a Christ-centered perspective. The model is based on the practical application of Biblical truth used to guide individuals into authentic Christian living and emphasizes a desperate dependency on Jesus Christ. We encourage you to check out our counseling services, as well as the many different training opportunities we offer in biblical counseling. Classes, special events, and training modules are being scheduled regularly at SJMBC

We encourage you to check out our counseling services, as well as the many different training opportunities we offer in biblical counseling.


We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand. In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others. Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible. The mission of St. John's biblical counseling ministry is to equip you to deal with the issues of life by the transforming power of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. Our counseling is grounded in the Word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17) and aimed at the building up of the saints (Col 1:28; Rom 15:14).

Meet our Team

Linda Hoyle

Lead Counselor

Anthony Williams


Clarice Murphy


Mary Flucker



We believe the Bible reveals the answers for life’s problems. That’s why our training is based on Biblical principles.

Our Biblical Counseling training programs are accessible and available to any who seek to learn more about biblical counseling. We want to help you meet your Biblical Counseling education goals.

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At St. John Missionary Baptist Church, we value training and accountability. That's why we've aligned ourselves with two biblical counseling organizations that oversee our training and grant us certification.
They include the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors(ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). Our counselors are either certified with one or both of these organizations, or they are actively working toward that goal.

For nearly 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling. ACBC serves all pastors, professors, and other Christian servants who desire to be trained in their gospel-responsibility to be disciple-makers. They offer a comprehensive biblical counseling certification program that is rigorous, but attainable by even the busiest pastor.

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The International Association of Biblical Counselors consists of men and women committed to serious reliance on Scripture as sufficient and authoritative, and devoted to helping God’s people apply His truth to their personal lives in practical ways.

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