How it began


From the right hand of The Father sits The Lord Jesus Christ who initially laid on our senior Pastor James Washington’s heart: to add to our church staff a trained biblical counselor.

In 2009, Pastor Henry Mallon came on board to help our beloved pastor with the congregational counseling load of the church.  In 2013, Pastor Ervin Winston was added to the biblical counseling team.  Pastors’ Mallon and Winston are focusing on biblical marital and family counseling, along with some discipleship opportunities.

Henry Mallon is an ordained minister with experience in marital and family counseling of 24 years in the pastorate, as well as a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Christian Bible College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  He has been married to his wife, Jane, for 9 years, and they have three grown children plus three grand-children.

Ervin Winston Sr. is an ordained minister with years of pastoral experience, along with a Masters in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, West Virginia.  He has been married to his wife, Jackie, for 28 years, and they have one grown son.


What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical counseling is intentional Christ-centered counseling:  2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.”  So a person in Christ has a different outlook or worldview on life and its future.  Romans 8:29 (NKJV) “For whom Jesus foreknew, He also predestined [or predetermined] to be conformed [or transformed] to the image of His Son,...”  In others words, biblical counseling is another word for discipling individuals in Christ with the Scriptures.  Moreover, biblical counseling is not only spiritual, prayerful, and theological, but it is also mindful, moral, ethical, and practical.  For example, the Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass [fault or sin], you who are spiritual [in Christ] restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” (NKJV)


Who Needs Counseling?  Everyone Needs Hope In Christ!

  •  People with long-standing problems need hope.
  •  People with peculiarly difficult problems need hope.
  •  Persons who have been sold a bill of goods about their problems need hope.
  •  Persons who are harassed by fear need hope.
  •  Individuals whose hopes have been dashed repeatedly in the past need hope.
  •  There are those who have tried and failed need hope.
  •  Older persons often need hope.
  •  Depressed persons need hope.
  •  Suicidal persons also need hope.
  •  Persons who have suffered lie-shattering experiences need hope.1


In Need of a Christian Counselor?  Make An Appointment!

 Counseling office hours:

  •  Monday – Thursday 11am  (for those who work evenings)
  •  Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm   (for those who work days)


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1 Adams, Jay E.,  The Christian Counselors Manual:  The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973), pages 40-45.


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