Biff is 42 years old. He has been working on the production line at the local tire manufacturing facility for the past 18 years. He’s an excellent employee and is well-liked by his peers. He is someone you can always rely on if you want something done. Biff became a Christian 7-years ago, and his “fire for God” has never abated since that time.
In recent months, he has been stirred more and more about going into full-time Christian ministry, specifically as a biblical counselor, which has been a growing burden. His church believes that every Christian is a “counselor,” which is refreshing to Biff. He wants to help others grow in their relationships with Christ.
Biff and Mable got married 17 years ago. They have three boys, Tim, 15; Carl, 11 and Bryce, 7. Their marriage is in a good place though Christianity is new to both of them. They came from dysfunctional families and are just learning, over the past seven years, what it means to follow Christ.
Biff comes to you regarding his burden. He asks you directly, “I want to be a Christian counselor. Where shall I begin?”
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).