Kevin Edwards, MS, LPCC

Kevin Edwards Christian Counseling Service
Kevin holds a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University (CACREP Accredited) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). Kevin holds over 7 years of experience working in the mental health field in a vast array of settings including Alzheimer’s care, youth and family counseling and rehabilitation, schools, children’s psychiatric hospitals, youth residential units, and clinical counseling centers.

He completed his internship at The Antioch Group, Inc, a well-established and multi-specialty contemporary Christian counseling clinic in Peoria, IL, under the professional supervision and Christian mentorship of Dr. Steven Hamon – Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Within these settings, Kevin has worked with a vast array of clients struggling with anger, abandonment, grief, physical and/or sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, self-esteem issues, and many other challenges. His current focus is grief counseling, OCD, and anxiety and depression in older adults.

Kevin accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of 7 through the ministry of his grandfather, a pastor, and the music ministry of his father, a songwriter. The inspiration for the title of Kevin’s counseling ministry came from one of his favorite songs written by his Dad entitled “Anchor of Hope.” A line from the chorus reads:

“If You’re Drifting Along and You Need a Firm Foundation,
There’s an Anchor of Hope at the Foot of the Cross.”
© Edwards & Sons Music

Kevin’s dad states that the inspiration for his song came from Hebrews 6:19 that states, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” Kevin likes to use the analogy of ships on rough waters to represent people who are experiencing challenging times in their lives. Just as a ship needs an anchor to secure it during a storm, people need Jesus, the Anchor of Hope, to hold them during the storms of life. Kevin’s prayer is that he is a vessel the Lord will use to change lives through the healing ministry of counseling.

Kevin recently celebrated his 5th anniversary with his wife. They have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter and another daughter due in March. He and his wife enjoy singing together at church, spending time at the park with their daughter, and being entertained by their dog Johnny, a handsome Springerdoodle. Kevin loves being a husband and a proud father.

Statement of Faith

Doctrine of Scripture. The Bible is God’s unique revelation to mankind, the inspired, infallible Word of God. As such, it is the supreme and final authority and without error in what it teaches and affirms. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.

Doctrine of God. There is only one true God. He exists eternally as three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other. God is the creator of everything.

Doctrine of Sin. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, social class, or intellectual ability, is created in God’s image and for communion with God. But because of sin, that communion was broken and all of humanity was separated from God, the source of all life. Because of the fall, everyone deserves God’s judgment.

Doctrine of Salvation. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and God gives salvation and eternal life to those who trust in him. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that is received by repentance and faith in Christ and his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave.

Doctrine of Christ. Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary — he was God in human flesh. He lived a sinless human life, yet willingly took upon himself our sins by dying in our place and on our behalf. He rose bodily, victorious over death. He ascended to Heaven and is at the right hand of the Father as the believer’s advocate and mediator. Some day, he will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and gives new life to those who trust in Jesus. He indwells all believers and is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives. The Spirit gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve fellow believers and reach out to a lost and needy world.

Doctrine of Judgment. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence.

Doctrine of the Church. All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines. The local church is a group of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, community with each other, and as a witness to the world.

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