Counselling Ministry

First Baptist Church Wallaceburg believe it is our privilege to provide Christ-centered, biblical counsel to those in our community and outlaying areas who struggle with marital issues, parenting issues, depression, anger, and a variety of other personal problems.

Counsellor on staff, Kathy Brown, certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2008 (www.biblicalcounseling.com) has been involved in counselling and counselling type ministries since 2003. Kathy’s husband, Wayne, is currently pursuing ACBC certification, being in the third and final phase of supervision under an ACBC Fellow. Wayne has been joining Kathy on various cases since 2015 and looks forward to continuing his service to the Lord through marriage counselling and men’s issues as he completes his certification. Kathy & Wayne work under the supervision of Pastor Brian Horrobin, exercising strict confidentiality with all case information.

In addition, Wayne & Kathy have also facilitated DivorceCare and GriefShare as they too have experienced the deep waters of the death of a spouse, and the divorce of a spouse. God has been gracious in bringing beauty from ashes, working all things together for their good and His glory, and deepening their compassion for those they counsel.

There is a suggested donation of $40 per each counselling session. Should someone be unable to manage the suggested donation they are encouraged to consult their pastor to inquire if their church would consider covering the suggested donation, or help subsidize it with them. We seek to serve anyone in need however so ultimately finances will not be a barrier. The suggested donation is non-receiptable for Income Tax Purposes and does not qualify for reimbursement through company insurance benefits.

Kathy is also an accomplished speaker who serves for the glory of Christ Jesus, and the edification of her fellow sojourners and pilgrims. She has had the privilege of speaking at various women’s events, as guest speaker at pastor events, at different teaching events, and at general meetings. Next to biblical counselling, the privilege of speaking truth and encouragement from God’s Word is her next best thing to do!

Kathy is available to speak at evening events, day events, and weekend events.  For details on booking Kathy for your event, for what she has available to speak on, and for cost and booking details call her at 519-627-6414 or e-mail at kathy@1stbaptist.ca

If you wish information on booking a counselling appointment, or for more information, please call the church office at 519-627-6414 or e-mail Kathy or Wayne at kathy@1stbaptist.ca or wayne@1stbaptist.ca

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

I Corinthians 12:12, 26a, 27