About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide biblical guidance and counseling for ministers of the gospel, reminding them of the power of the gospel, so that they will be effective and fruitful in living the gospel in their families, churches, and communities.  

Our Approach to Counseling

The Center for Biblical Living utilizes biblical counseling as our counseling methodology. Biblical counseling is the process by which one sinner helps another sinner grow in holiness (devotion to God), through the practical application of the Scripture to specific areas of suffering, sin, or lack of knowledge.

As an organization, we affirm the doctrinal and confessional statements of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Our Partnerships

We currently partner with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a number of local churches in the Louisville, Kentucky area.  As our ministry grows we envision partnering with local churches, church planting and mission organizations, and seminaries around the world.

Our Team

Staff
Tom and Robyn Scott – Tom received an MA in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tom and Robyn entered full-time ministry in 1997. They have served on staff at various churches and with Family Life, a subsidiary of CRU from 2005-2018. They founded the Center for Biblical Living in 2017 because of their strong passion to help those already in or preparing for vocational ministry. They were married in 1995 and have three daughters, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bill and Cindy Starr – Bill received two master’s degrees, one in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the other in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Cindy received her Master’s in Education. Bill and Cindy have served together in ministry throughout their marriage. They have a deep commitment to discipleship and to the power of God’s Word. They have three married daughters and eight grandchildren.

Board of Directors
Adam Denton – Adam was born and raised in Louisville by Christian parents, and the youngest of 3 boys. He attended the University of Louisville, graduating with an emphasis in Accounting. He went on to get my CPA license, and am pursuing an MBA.  Adam married my college sweetheart, Kellie, in 2009, and we have 2 boys: Avery and Finn. We attend Immanuel Baptist Church where I have served as a Gospel Community Group leader since 2015. I love good coffee, a good book, Kentucky basketball, and the 2 days a year I get to sleep in. 

David Dykes – David and his wife, Ericia married in 2005 and have five children.  He has his Bachelors of Arts in Christian Education and Ministry from Wheaton College and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky providing leadership and oversight of various ministries including but not limited to preaching and teaching, discipleship and member care, small groups, and children’s ministry.  

David Nafziger – Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  He has started or served numerous ministries and businesses. He is a current member of the Fulton County Board of Health, a Sunday School teacher, and a lumberyard owner. Dave serves as Treasurer and is responsible for identifying and recruiting people and organizations that have a desire to contribute financially to our vision and mission.  He and his wife, Deb, were married in 1984 and have four children and one grandchild.

Richard Scott – Richard received a bachelor of arts degree in Organizational Management & Development from Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan. He has held senior positions in manufacture training and apprenticeship programs for over fifteen years.  Richard is responsible for identifying and recruiting people and organizations that have a desire to contribute financially to our vision and mission.  He and his wife Barb were married in 1985 and have raised three grown children.

Patrick Voelker – Patrick serves as the Executive Administrator of River of Life Church in Elk River, MN. Patrick leads the team that helps make River of Life happen, including finances, operations, ministries, and staff.  He has served in business and non-profits as President, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Business Owner.   Patrick serves as President and is responsible for identifying and recruiting people and organizations that have a desire to contribute financially to our vision and mission.  He and his wife Cindy were married in 1981 and have four grown children and three grandchildren.