Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to see believers remain rooted in Christ throughout their life regardless of the challenges they may face. We seek to accomplish this mission by providing biblical counseling for pastors, missionaries, seminary student families. We currently partner with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
As our ministry grows we envision partnering with other seminaries around to world partner with them to serve their students, surrounding local churches providing care for their pastors, and missionaries sent from that reign.
Our Approach to Counseling
The Center for Biblical Living utilizes biblical counseling as our counseling methodology. Biblical counseling reminds the believer of their identity in Christ through the sufficiency of the Scriptures in order to walk faithfully through the process of sanctification by repenting of sin and/or persevering through suffering. We affirm the doctrinal statement of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
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
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.