Endorsements and Testimonials
Randy Patten, President, Team Focus Ministries, Indianapolis, IN; former Executive Director of ACBC
"Individuals and families in the Virginia Beach area looking for real answers to the problems of life and living have a wonderful resource available. At Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry you will find caring, compassionate counselors who will help you find hope and lasting change consistent with God's Word, the Bible. I am delighted that ACBC certified counselor, Roger DePriest is directing this ministry."
Jim Berg, Professor of Biblical Counseling, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
"In a world where people who have difficulty facing the challenges of life are said to have "mental health issues," biblical counseling offers wisdom from the Creator Himself about how to face the trials of adversity, loss, injustice, uncertainty, vulnerability, relational tension, addiction, and temptation. Even when organic physical problems are part of the picture, biblical counseling offers God's good news of hope and direction for sufferers in this fallen world. If you are struggling with hurts, destructive habits, and hardships of life, Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry stands ready to assist you on your journey to greater soul stability and to a life of loving God and your neighbor more effectively."
Daniel Davey, Th.D. (President Virginia Beach Theological Seminary)
"It is a delight for me to write an endorsement for Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry, Inc. I have known Dr. Roger DePriest and his wife Susann, for many years and I have been blessed by their friendship and example of grace and wisdom. I so respected Dr. DePriest’s understanding of God’s truth that when I was a pastor I personally consulted with him and often sent counselees to him for intense discipleship. We now work closely together at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary where he oversees the Biblical Counseling courses of the seminary. God has gifted him and shaped him to accurately handle the Scripture. He is able to offer assistance in all of life’s situations including personal needs, family direction, and helping military and veterans through challenging predicaments. Whatever the need, I am confident that Dr. DePriest will skillfully help his counselees find biblical and peaceful solutions. Therefore, with joy I endorse Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry"
Brent Belford, Ph.D., D.Min., Senior Pastor, Colonial Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA
"In an age when many people are looking for help with life-dominating struggles and intense relational challenges, the Biblically-rooted counsel of Grace Biblical Counseling offers genuine hope! Under the leadership of Roger DePriest, this ministry provides experienced and sound direction from Scripture. It is not too often that one's primary counselor draws from both a wealth of experience in counseling and a Ph.D. in New Testament studies. I highly recommend your consideration of Roger DePriest and Grace Biblical Counseling!"
Pastor in Carrollton, Virginia
“As a pastor who has hosted a training seminar, I can heartily commend GBCM. Dr. DePriest well understands the myriad issues that the Christian counselor will face; but more importantly, he knows how to apply the Scriptures to rightly address the issues.”
Pastor in Chesapeake, Virginia
“Thanks to GBCM’s Biblical Counseling seminar, many of our members have been equipped with valuable, life-changing principles and resources that will serve to strengthen the discipleship ministry in our church for years to come. Thank you, GBCM!"
D.M. counselee in Virginia Beach, VA
“My husband and I have been in Christian counseling most of our 14-year marriage. Never once have we gotten as much traction as we’re seeing here in only a few months.”
L.B. trainee in Richmond, VA
“GBCM has been a cornerstone in the biblical counseling certification process for me. Sound doctrinal classes that have encouraged, supported, and challenged me to a deeper spiritual awareness along the way! Thank you, GBCM!”
Pastor & Wife in Hampton, Virginia
“Dr. DePriest has greatly helped us to proactively navigate how to maintain health and vibrancy in our family. Through GBCM’s "Healthy Couple Counseling" ministry, we have been encouraged and equipped. We highly recommend GBCM to others.”