Speakers

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy is the president of both Association of Biblical Counselors and Metroplex Counseling (a local center for biblical soul care in Dallas/Fort Worth). He is a licensed professional counselor in Texas, having earned his master’s degree in counseling and bachelor’s degree in psychology. He earned his PhD at Regent University.

Jeremy is the author of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope and Cutting: A Healing Response. He serves as an adjunct professor at Redeemer Seminary and lectures frequently in area churches, training believers with Association of Biblical Counselor’s Equipped to Counsel curriculum. Jeremy is married to Lynne, and they have four children.

Dan and Pam Gannon

Dan and Pam Gannon

Dan practices as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and lectures nationally on total joint replacement procedures. He serves as an elder and a lay counselor in the biblical counseling ministry at his home church in Bozeman, Montana.

He is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and with his wife, Pam, facilitates a biblical counseling forum and speaks on medical issues as they relate to biblical counseling.

Pam has served as an RN clinical specialist in surgical critical care. She serves as a biblical counselor in the biblical counseling ministry of their home church and serves as an adjunct professor in biblical counseling and psychology at Montana Bible College.

She is an ACBC-certified biblical counselor and holds a master’s degree in biblical counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. The Gannons have two grown sons.

Jim Berg

Jim Berg

Jim serves as a member of the BJU Seminary faculty after having served as dean of students at BJU for 29 years. He teaches biblical counseling and discipleship courses.

He completed an MA in theology in 1976 and completed a DMin in biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017. He holds advanced certification (ABC3) with the Association of Biblical Counselors.

He has authored numerous books, including Basics for Believers, Changed Into His Image, Essential Virtues, When Trouble Comes, God Is More Than Enough and Quieting a Noisy Soul—a multimedia personal study program addressing guilt, anger, anxiety and despair.

He serves as the executive director of Freedom That Lasts®—a Bible-centered ministry to those struggling with addictions and hurtful life circumstances—and the director of Faith Counseling Institute, both of which are based at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina where Jim serves as a deacon and ministers to the career single adults with his wife, Pat. He has three married daughters and eleven grandchildren.

Jim Newcomer

Jim Newcomer

Jim has been in pastoral ministry since 1994 and has been teaching biblical counseling on both the undergraduate and graduate levels at several institutions since 2000. Currently, he is senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which hosts The Biblical Counseling Center of Southeast Michigan.

He is the author of Help! I Can’t Forgive and serves as an adjunct professor of counseling at BJU. He and his wife, Lorie, have been married since 1989, and they have three adult children.

Captain Steven Brown

Capt. Steven D. Brown

Capt. Brown began his military career by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1980. He served on the pastoral staff of Grace Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida, and returned to Bob Jones University to complete his MDiv degree. Brown transitioned to active duty in the Navy Chaplain Corps in 1987.

Since then he has served at onboard and land-based posts in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Afghanistan; the Mediterranean; Sasebo, Japan; New York City; and Norfolk, Virginia.

He retired in 2013 and assumed responsibilities as the president of Associated Gospel Churches, located in Greenville, South Carolina. AGC currently endorses about 100 active duty and reserve military chaplains.

He and his wife, Sandra, have five children.

Greg Mazak

Greg Mazak

Greg has actively served in Christian ministry for over 25 years as youth pastor, pastor, camp and conference speaker and professor. He came to Christ while pursuing an undergrad degree in psychology at Ohio State University. He then earned the MDiv and PhD (New Testament) degrees from BJU, as well as an MEd in counseling from Clemson University.

Greg teaches undergraduate courses in psychology and both graduate and undergraduate courses in biblical counseling. He serves as the pastor-teacher of Trinity Bible Church (Greer, South Carolina), where he and his wife, Nancy, have actively served as members since 1986. He and Nancy have three daughters.

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