Several years ago Dr. Kerry Skinner had come to our church to teach us biblical principles in the book “The Heart of the Problem.”  I have since used it as a tool to counsel a few people that have sought my advice.  I recently witnessed God’s incredible healing power by helping someone find truth in His Word, in the midst of crisis, applying those principles.  Seeing victory in that situation convinced me there is an opportunity to help others in this way. I am exceedingly grateful to Dr. Skinner for following God’s leading to provide training for such a great need and I am beyond blessed to study and be equipped through the Think LifeChange Institute of Biblical Counseling to become a Certified Biblical Counselor.  I pray God richly blesses this ministry and all who are touched by it.

Judi Lowman Student

Over the past two decades, the church has been inundated and has even embraced the tenants of secular psychology disguised in spiritual terminology.  Surprisingly, many pastors have turned to other sources to help hurting people besides the Bible, as if the sacred scriptures do not contain what is needed to meet people's deepest needs. Dr. Kerry L. Skinner has adeptly seen these disguises and is on a quest to return counseling for Christians back to its guide for the problems we encounter - the Word of God. With the Bible as his sword, Dr. Skinner cuts through the pseudo-spiritual Christian counseling maze and reveals that the heart of our problems is a problem of the heart.  Every pastor as well as every lay person who desires to counsel fellow believers should always do so from the precious truths taught in scripture.  Dr. Skinner, through his books, seminars and now his 'Think LifeChange Institute for Biblical Counseling', will equip you and challenge you to return to the sufficiency of scripture for the answers to life's difficulties.

Kerry Skinner has been a pastor, mentor, and dear friend to me and my family for nearly 40 years.  I have observed him as he lovingly but firmly and effectively applies the truths of the Word of God to real life situations and issues in my life and others.  I have benefited from the use of his resources and counsel in my ministry now for the past 25 years.  I am excited that many others across the Kingdom of God will now have the opportunity to be formally equipped in Biblical Counseling through Kerry and Think LifeChange Institute of Biblical Counseling.

Glen Pearce Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Iowa Park, TX

I am happy to affirm Kerry Skinner and The Heart of the Problem. I have personally used this resource and have personally seen life transformation as one applied the principles learned from Scripture to his life

Ted Elmore, D.Min. Pastor-Church Relations Prayer Strategy
Today’s Interim Pastor
and Field Ministry Team Southern Baptist of Texas Convention

Ephesians 4:11-12 is the biblical description of the relationship I have with Dr. Kerry L. Skinner. Kerry was called by God to teach and equip me to do the work of the Laity Care Center ministry. Kerry asked me to direct the first biblical counseling ministry he established in 2006 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Since then, we have ministered to thousands of clients, seeing so many of them greatly strengthen their personal relationship with the Lord. We most often see people reverse their untoward behavior(s) such as anger and unforgiveness and restore their strained interpersonal relationships. Marriages are being saved. Thoughts of suicide are being abolished. We counsel under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and God is consistently being glorified. I thank God for Kerry every day as biblical counseling helped me understand who I am in Christ, what is my purpose here on earth and exactly what it is that I should be doing.

Paul Ezelle Laity Care Center Director
Cottage Hill Baptist Church
Mobile, Alabama

The opening of Think LifeChange Institute of Biblical Counseling is a great asset to the kingdom work of biblical counseling. Kerry Skinner's approach of utilizing God's Word while relying on the Holy Spirit truly simplifies the ministry of counseling. The training he provides in this area immensely equips the Lord's servant to be an effective counselor. Since opening the counseling center at our church, with Kerry's guidance and training, we have conducted hundreds of sessions and seen God transform numerous lives and marriages. If you or your church is called to the ministry of biblical counseling I can think of no better avenue to prepare for such a great work.

Kevin Ford Counseling Minister
Calvary Baptist Church
Hannibal, Missouri

The Biblical counseling that my son received after years of seeing a psychologist changed his life and because of the complete change in his behavior and attitude, I had to find out all I could about it. I began attending the counselor training classes and the principles I learned have helped me in dealing with many of my patients. I work in internal medicine, primary care and often see those suffering from depression or other problems that don't respond to medications. There IS real help available and I believe it begins here.

Julie R. Lucas, MHS, PA-C Physician Assistant
Internal Medicine
Mobile, AL

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