Our Team Members

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Apostle Bishop Eddie Montgomery, Ph.D.

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Apostle Bishop Eddie A. Montgomery, Ph.D. was the Bishop and Chief Executive officer of Family Bible Ministries Worldwide, Inc., Senior Pastor of Family Bible Church Fellowship, President of the University of Family ...

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David C. Penn, Ph.D.

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Dr. David C. Penn is the founder and director of Imani Counseling Services, Inc. He has been with the N.C.C.A. since 1996. He is a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor and Diplomate of the National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists. In addition, Dr. Penn is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral...

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James Hinkle, D.Min.

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Dr. James Hinkle is a retired professor of Bible and Human Relations at York College of York, Nebraska. He served for 12 years as family minister and director of the Family Life Counseling Center. After retiring...

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Michael Lea, Ph.D. C.Psy.D.

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Dr. Lea is the Congregational Care Pastor with Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, MD. He is the founder of Chesapeake Christian Counseling Center, and President of Calvert ...

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Randall J. Pannell, Ph.D.

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Dr. Pannell has been a part of N.C.C.A. since 1993. He is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Academics for the Regent University School of Divini- ty, and Academic Director for Turning Point Ministries International.
Dr. Pannell is an ordained Vineyard minister and an N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral ...

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Richard G. Arno, Ph.D.

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Dr. Richard G. Arno is the Founder of the National Christian Counselors Association. He served six years as the Director of Counseling for C.B.N.’s 700 Club. Dr. Arno was a United Methodist minister for eight years before his appointment to C.B.N...

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Thomas D. Schwartz, D.Min.

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Dr. Schwartz is the Senior Pastor of the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fairview, Oklahoma. In addition, Dr. Schwartz ...

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Arlene Rose Taylor, Ph.D.

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Dr. Taylor is founder and president of Realizations Inc, a non-profit corporation that engages in brain-function research and provides related educational resources including books and DVDs. An N.C.C.A. Advanced Certified Licensed Clinical ...

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Donald W. Struble, D.B.A.

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Dr. Don Struble is the founder of Up With Living, a national network of small group ministries elevating a person’s total life experience: Comprehensive Christian Discipleship. He is an author, inspirational speaker, seminar presenter and business consultant, with particular emphasis...

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Lonnie W. Smith, Ph.D.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith is the Minister of Eastside Church of Christ in Winston Salem, NC. He is also an online Adjunct Professor at Liberty University and an Adjunct Professor for South...

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O. Quinn Nyman, Ph.D.

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Dr. Nyman is the Director of the Pastoral Care Department for Willis Knighton Health System and helped establish the Department of
Behavioral and Addictive Medicine at Willis-Knighton. He served as the Vice-President of the Governor’s Committee...

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Rev. Dr. Mario Garcia, Jr.

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Rev. Garcia at age seventeen enlisted in the United States Army as a private and retired as a Captain. During his tenure he served as a recruiter, guidance counselor, aviator, acquisition manager and professor of military science and leadership at the...

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Richard Glenn, Ph.D.

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Dr. Glenn serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of St. Thomas Health Services in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a state licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Fellow with the American Association of Integrated Medicine...

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Charles E. Graham, Ph.D.

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Dr. Graham is an ordained Missionary Baptist minister and a South Carolina State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Purple...

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Elizabeth A. Fordyce, Ph.D.

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Dr. Fordyce served as a Certified School Psychologist in the public school system in Ohio, West Virginia, and Florida from 1985 to 1995. She currently teaches and serves as a private consultant with ...

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Mark Renner, M.D.

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Dr. Renner is a licensed physician in Florida and South Dakota. He has served on the faculty of the U.S.D. School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and is Board Certified in general psychiatry ...

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Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

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Dr. Phyllis J. Arno is the President of The Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. She was a private legal secretary for a law firm for over 20 years prior to going into the ministry full time...

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Rev. Steven M. Baran, D.D.

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Rev. Steven M. Baran currently serves as President of the National Christian Counselors Association. He has piloted many projects since his arrival into leadership with the N.C.C.A. including the transition to the state of the art ministry headquarters, direction and development of the Arno Profile System Online, as well as the creation and implementation of most online member services that include newsletters, mal-practice insurance, payments, license renewal and course completion to name...

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Roger J. Boehm, Ph.D.

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Dr. Boehm is the Executive Director of the Center for Christian Counseling and Training in Titusville, Florida. Dr. Boehm has served as senior pastor of several Southern Baptist churches in the North Central United..