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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 professor/chair and has vast counseling experience in helping people and families for over 23 years. He has a B.A. and Master of Divinity degrees in Pastoral Ministry with the International Bible College and Seminary (1973-2009). Additionally, he holds a Doctorate of Practical Theology (Biblical Counseling) with Master’s International Divinity Graduate School and is currently completing his PhD in Biblical Counseling with Trinity Theological Seminary.
 
He has biblical counseling certifications with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), IABC, and emeritus Vice-president of the American Academy of Biblical Counselors (AABC/ 2014-15). He is also a charter member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and has written many counseling articles as has been published as “contributing author” with Harvest House Publishers in the book, “The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics.” The Hagers’ philosophy of local church ministry and their team concept of biblical counseling has helped numerous families and individuals as they continue to faithfully counsel and evangelize the communities where they have lived and served. Dr. Hager & Cindy have 6 boys and 16 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...

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...

Joe Propri

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...

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