Instructions for New Counselees

Welcome to Timberlake Biblical Counseling and Training Center at TBC! We encourage you to check out our counseling services, as well as the many different training opportunities we offer in biblical counseling. Classes, special events, and training modules are being scheduled regularly at TBC, with a variety of topics and issues in mind. These classes offer intensive training from biblical discipleship and family enrichment topics, all the way to becoming a certified biblical counselor with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). Some of the services offered at Timberlake Biblical Counseling & Training Center are:

  • Low cost quality Certified Counseling for families and individuals (all issues)
  • Counseling and guidance in diet and nutrition (from our resident nutritionist counselor)
  • Training classes: Basic Biblical Counseling and Certified Biblical Counseling
  • Specialty classes: Parenting, marriage, PTSD, personal finances, conflict resolution, and addictions of all types. 

Many folks before you have experienced that same kind of love and truth of Christ - right in the midst of sometimes the most difficult situations. I’m looking forward to meeting and helping you soon.


Dr. Mark Hager and his wife Cindy are former career Police Officers and Mark is the Director of Counseling at Timberlake Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Hager was ordained in 2004 and has served as church planter, associate pastor, senior pastor, seminary professor/chair and has vast counseling experience in helping people and families for over 23 years. He has a B.A. and Master of Divinity degrees in Pastoral Ministry with the International Bible College and Seminary (1973-2009). Additionally, he holds a Doctorate of Practical Theology (Biblical Counseling) with Master’s International Divinity Graduate School and is currently completing his PhD in Biblical Counseling with Trinity Theological Seminary.
He has biblical counseling certifications with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), the International Association of Biblical Counselors (, and emeritus Vice-president of the American Academy of Biblical Counselors (AABC/ 2014-15). He is also a charter member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and has written many counseling articles as has been published as “contributing author” with Harvest House Publishers in the book, “The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics.” The Hagers' philosophy of local church ministry and their team concept of biblical counseling has helped numerous families and individuals as they continue to faithfully counsel and evangelize the communities where they have lived and served. Dr. Hager & Cindy have 6 boys and 16 grandchildren.
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Dr. Mark Hager
Director of Counseling 
Timberlake Biblical Counseling & Training Center
Certified Biblical Counselor and Trainer (IABC, ACBC)

 Docs and Forms for New Counselees

  Biblical Counseling Description  
  Consent to Counsel  
  Instructions for New Counselees  
  Personal Data Inventory