Nicholas Ellen

Nicholas is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston Texas and Senior Professor of Biblical Counseling at the College of Biblical Studies. Dr. Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling Center LLC. He is a Fellow with ACBC and a Senior Member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. He and his wife Dr. Vanessa Ellen have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Randy Patten

Randy Patten is the ACBC Director of Training and Advancement. He formerly led the organization for sixteen years as the Executive Director. Randy has served as a senior pastor, a pastor to pastors and consultant to churches. Randy and Cindy have been married for MANY years and have two adult married children and six grandchildren.

Brad Bigney

Brad Bigney has been a pastor for over 30 years. He earned his MDiv from Columbia Bible Seminary, is an ACBC certified counselor and has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Florence, KY since 1996.He and his dear wife Vicki have five children. Brad has spoken at almost all of our previous conferences and is always a favorite.

Kevin Carson

Dr. Kevin Carson is the pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, MO. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he serves as the department chair of biblical counseling at the Baptiost Bible College and Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. He also serves as a counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry, is ACBC Certified, IABC Certified a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and author. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children.

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott teaches in the graduate program of biblical counseling at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA and is adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southern Seminary and Faith Seminary. He has over forty years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry. He is the Member Care Director and a Fellow with ACBC.  He and his wife Zondra have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Matt Thibault

Matt has served in pastoral roles at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, MT and Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA and is currently Leader Pastor at Doxa Church San Diego. He has taught courses at Montana Bible College, Arrowhead Bible College, is an ACBC certified counselor and has assisted with courses at The Master’s Seminary. He is married to Trina and has three children.

Craig Rowe

Craig retired from full-time ministry, but continues to teach in various capacities. He pastored for 33 years and counseled and taught for five years in Arlington Heights, IL. He received his MDiv and a Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is a Fellow with ACBC. He and his wife Sue have four grown children and love being grandparents.
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