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

Antonio Alfred

Dr. Alfred is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems at California State University, Los Angeles, a Master of Arts in Computer Information Systems from the...

Tracy Gray

Tracy is an Associate Pastor at Horizon. He has been at Horizon Christian Fellowship since 1996 and came on staff as a pastor in March of 2012. He has a Masters in Christian Ministry Leadership and is a certified biblical counselor with the (IABC) International...

Kevin Carson, Trustee

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, Chaplain

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...

Bill Hines, Vice President

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...