Help for Leaders

Confidential, financially assisted help for Missouri Baptist vocational or bi-vocational church leaders and their families.

Counseling Resources and Aid

The MBC has partnered with these agencies to reduce the cost of counseling for MBC Pastors and their spouses.

We’re providing five sessions of counseling at one of the recommended counselors listed below or a counselor of your choice. Will work with your counselor after five sessions to continue affordable, needs-based counseling. Simply tell the counselor you are an MBC church leader and have them contact

Diakonos Counseling
4200 Little Blue Pkwy #360
Independence, MO 64057
Offers: Faith-based counseling for pastors, spouses, and immediate family.

Alpha, Omega, Delta Counseling & Wellness
2200 E Sunshine Suite 203
Springfield, MO 65804
Offers: Faith-based counseling for pastors, spouses, and immediate family.

True Vine Christian Services
4191 Crescent Drive
Suite D
St. Louis, MO 63129
Regional Locations in Arnold; Washington; St. Charles; Moscow Mills; Cape Girardeau

Fred P. Barker, MDiv, MSE, LPC
Lake St. Louis/Wentzville area

Dave Holden, M.Div., MAC, LPC
Genesis Christian Counseling
(314) 477-4541
Metro STL/Jefferson County/Franklin County

Additional Resources

Your Associational Leader:
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The Missouri Baptist Convention partners closely with your local associational leadership. They are your first level of encouragement and support in ministry. They desire to assist your family and many have resources in place specifically designed for this purpose. Please contact your associational leader to see what they have to offer.

Standing Stone Ministries
Offers: Coaching/Mentoring is provided through trained pastoral couples. Establishes safe, trusted, and confidential relationships with ministry leaders. This outreach is provided to ministry leaders and their spouses at no cost to them, their churches, denominations, or ministry organizations. Contact Dave & Sandy Hastings at:,, or 479.925.8491.

Practical Shepherding Women’s Ministry
Offers: Two Services – 1) Mentoring services provide six to eight meetings to bring personal growth and awareness. No fee, donations welcome.
2) Counseling services offer in-depth, regular support over an extended period of time for personal issues. Contact for affordable, needs-based counseling options by emailing

Pure Desire
Offers: Multiple resources to educate pastors to overcome addictions, web-based video counseling for pastors, and clinical treatment options.

Samson Society
Offers: An online resource for men who are able to purchase resources and be linked to a Sampson Society “group” where they can address their sexual addiction in a safe and encouraging environment.