Joe is the founder and director of the Biblical Counseling Institute. He has been ACBC certified since 1980 and IABC certified since 2009. Joe has developed numerous seminars on various topics of personal, familial, and marital concerns, as well as courses on counseling training for Prison and Jail Workers, and a two-year course of training for Elders. He has had articles on counseling published in the Journal of Pastoral Practice and is the author of The Peace and Joy Principle (Focus Publishing). Joe hosted the Transforming Lives radio program from 2006 thru 2010. He frequently speaks at retreats and conferences. Joe served as senior pastor of Covenant Bible Fellowship for over 25 years. He and Debbie, married since 1969, have four children and five grandchildren. 

Meet the Other Members of the Executive Leadership Team

Kevin Carson

Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says “it has been my privilege to have lived my entire life in and around church.” In 1990 Kevin moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. There he met his wife Kelly and was...

Howard Eyrich

Dr. Eyrich graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA degree. Following graduation he married Pamela Clark who graduated with him. They started married life with Pam working for General Motors while he pursued graduate work at Faith Theological Seminary. During...

Mark Hager

Dr. Mark Hager and his wife Cindy are former career Police Officers and Mark is the Director of Counseling at Timberlake Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Hager was ordained in 2004 and has served as church planter, associate pastor, senior pastor, seminary...

Bill Hines

Bill Hines, B.A. Political Science, M.A. Religion, M.A. Counseling, D.Min. Biblical Counseling is the President of Covenant Ministries, Inc., a biblical counseling and education ministry in Ft. Worth, TX. Bill is the author of: Leaving Yesterday Behind; Curing the...