Counselors

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Lauren Bargas

Lauren Bargas was born and raised in Medford, Oregon. She received her undergraduate degree from Cedarville University in Organizational Communication. She is a certified ACBC counselor and is currently writing her thesis for a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University. She recently moved to Louisville from Los Angeles, where she met and married her husband, Pete. They are members at Third Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoys interior design, cooking, and helping people taste and see that the Lord is good and abundantly gracious. (Serves in Louisville, KY)

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Hannah Carter

Originally from Louisiana, Hannah received her MA in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. Prior to pursuing her degree in counseling, Hannah served with the International Missions Board in Central Asia for nearly five years. She resides in Louisville, KY and is a member of Clifton Baptist Church. Hannah has been an ACBC certified counselor since 2010 and counsels women from her church and community in addition to her position at SBTS as Sr. Administrative Assistant to the Dean. (Serves in Louisville, KY)

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Greg Gifford

Dr. Greg E. Gifford is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University (TMU). He has worked as both a full-time biblical counselor and associate pastor before joining the TMU faculty—counseling in both non-profit and local church settings. Greg also served as a Captain in the United States Army from 2008-2012 after which he transitioned to counseling ministry. His research interests are the influencing role of habits to desires and also Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. His book, Helping Your Family through PTSD (Wipf and Stock), was released in August of 2017.
He is an ACBC certified counselor, ordained pastor, and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. When not teaching, Greg enjoys counseling, serving in his local church as a pastor, working on his Jeep, wrestling with his two boys, and eating good food with his wife. (Serves in Santa Clarita, CA)

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Jamaica Skelton

Jamaica Skelton is originally from Sacramento, California. She received her Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University in 2013 and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Biblical Studies department while counseling students. She has been an ACBC certified counselor since 2013 and serves in the counseling ministry at Grace Community Church where she is also a member. Her background is in fashion design and music which led her to write her thesis on the importance of music and counseling. She and her husband of 20 years reside in Los Angeles, California. Her goal is to point women to Christ, with conviction and to bring glory to God in obedience by exercising the Great Commission. (Serves in Santa Clarita, CA)

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Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, executive director and founder of One-Eighty, teaches in the graduate program of biblical counseling at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. He has over forty years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry. He is the membership director and a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Stuart is an author as well and is married to his wife Zondra and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. (Serves in Santa Clarita, CA)

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Dorsey Swindall

Dorsey and her husband, Michael are both native Louisvillians. Following completion of her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia in 2009, Dorsey pursued equipping in biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2013 she completed her MA in Biblical Counseling and ACBC certification. Dorsey holds a degree in Public Relations and Art History from UGA in Athens, GA and previously worked for five years in marketing and communications at a healthcare company. In addition to counseling women from her community, Dorsey raises her two young children and is an editor for Gospel Taboo. She endeavors to help women think biblically about the struggles of real life, teaching them how to apply God’s Word for hope and help. (Serves in Louisville, KY)