Staff Biblical Counselors

 Alex Kelley, MACE, MABC

(Dallas Theological Seminary)

I count it a privilege to come along side folks who are in need of help in dealing with the challenges of life. The answers or solutions to these issues don’t reside in me but in Jesus Christ and His Word. I pray that I am simply one of the means by which the Lord helps you and encourages you to actually understand what He is seeking to do in your life.

I began my counseling experience in 1984 where I was a phone counselor for the Billy Graham organization. I did this while I was completing my degrees at the Criswell College and Dallas Seminary. The next years I experienced being in vocational ministry as well as being a teacher here in Denton County for 20 years. I primarily taught students at risk. Those were among the best and most fulfilling years of my life. In 2010, I lost my parents in a car wreck. This was a tremendous shock and yet the Lord was merciful and gracious to me in many ways. One way was I took time off from teaching and I was allowed to go back to DTS and earned my degree in Biblical Counseling. Since then, I started counseling here at Denton Bible under the leadership of Steve Barns in 2014. In addition to my helping here now in developing our Biblical Lay Counseling ministry, I also counsel off campus with another counselor, Randy Nickerson.

“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened…and learn from Me…and you shall find rest for your souls.” Mt. 11:28-30

“…His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness through the true knowledge of Him…” 2 Peter 1:3a