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We are offering in-person and video counseling at this time.  

Free walk-in counseling is also available on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm at 6500 S Mooney Blvd, Suite E, in Visalia.

At AGC, we know that life can sometimes be rough and at times filled with pain and confusion. Sometimes, we may need more intensified, one-on-one care to help us navigate the issues and problems of sin and suffering that we are facing. The Biblical Counseling Ministry at AGC exists for that very purpose.

We are here to offer hope and help!

Our counselors are people who will love you, be faithful to you, work hard for you, pray with and for you, and care for you in a Christ-centered, biblically-grounded, Spirit-led way. We value and love each and every person who comes to us for counsel, and we promise to do our best to help you find biblical solutions to the problems of sin and suffering that you are facing.

We are not a licensed counseling agency, nor are we (by design) psychologically or medically trained therapists. Our counseling is concerned with leading the counselee into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, where his or her thoughts, desires, and actions increasingly reflect the thoughts, desires, and actions of Christ. Regardless of the issue you bring to us, we believe that God’s Word (the Bible) is sufficient to answer any of life’s problems and questions. All of our primary counselors have been certified or are in the process of being certified by a nationally accredited biblical counseling organization, have had extensive training in the field, and take seriously the work of biblical counseling.

Types of counseling we provide:
  • individual counseling
  • premarital and marital counseling
  • family/parental counseling (with children under the age of thirteen we work primarily with the parents and/or with the parents and children)
  • adolescent counseling (with parental consent and involvement)
Our Counseling Team:
Jathan Newton, Senior Pastor AGC 
B.S. - Civil Engineering, Purdue University
M. Div. - Baptist Bible Seminary
Seeking certification by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors


Leanne Whitaker
B.A. - History with a specialization in Diversified Liberal Arts, UCLA
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Los Angeles
Certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors


What is the cost?

We provide our biblical counseling as a ministry at no cost. However, non-members and non-attenders will be responsible for the cost of materials related to homework assignments.

Interested in getting started?

Contact us below for more information or to schedule an appointment. Or come to the church office at 6500 S Mooney Blvd, Suite E, in Visalia for walk-in appointments on Thursday between 2:30 and 4:00 pm. 

To prepare for your first appointment:

Print and fill out our Welcome Form and Disclosure Statement and our New Counselee Intake Form.  Email these forms here or bring them to your first appointment.

Interested in learning more?

Here is a link to our Biblical Counseling brochure that explains more, in-depth, about our Biblical Counseling Ministry at AGC.

You can also read the Confessional Statement of the Biblical Counseling Coalition for an even more detailed explanation of the counseling beliefs and philosophy that we adhere to.