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What is Biblical Pastoral Christian Counseling?


I, David Stephens am a Pastoral Counselor who is also employed at Lakewood Baptist Church as Children’s Ministry Pastor. My training is a combination of Biblical based pastoral counseling, and marriage and family therapy. My graduate training alongside mentorship have and continue to season my approach with individuals, couples, families and groups. My approach is grounded in the word of God as our primary authority allowing one to get to the heart of the matter in counseling. This bible based approach to the emotional, spiritual, and physical parts of our person will help the counselee to reveal how God has created the heart, mind, and body to work together for good for those who love him thus impacting one’s experiences in life and relationship for good. This process is a chipping away at the rough exterior that we build around our heart. It is a painful process that leads to deeper and lasting change. This process brings freedom for you personally, and in your relationships. Please understand, that if your only goal in counseling is for the relief of the symptoms that brought you to my office, then Biblical Pastoral Christian Counseling is not the best fit for achieving those goals.


Appointment times:

Mondays: 9 am & 10:30 am
additional times available if necessary

***Please fill out the counseling intake form as thoroughly as possible thru our link below, or you have the option to print form fill out and return to Lakewood Baptist Church prior to appointment time.***


GriefShare Support Group
Mondays August 9 - November 15, 2021
6:00 - 8:00


We will be starting a GriefShare Support Group this summer which will meet in the bottom floor of the Children's building in the last room on the left.
Please enter from the back of the Church.


Registration Fee: $15 (covers the cost of workbook)

What is GriefShare?

A support group that meets weekly for 14 weeks. It is a VIDEO SEMINAR that leads into small group discussions and a workbook that you purchase to take home for personal journaling and study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics.


This is a wonderful program for all who have or are currently suffering grief at any stage. It is non-denominational and features biblical concepts for healing. It is a pathway for you to create the new normal that God desires for you to have in and through your grief coming out on the other side with a joy that is infectious and draws people to Jesus by your story.


Please reach out to Pastor David Stephens to sign-up for GriefShare or Counseling.



or call the Church phone: 334.298.6433


Form & reference links:

www.griefshare.org     Intake form to Print      Online Intake Form