Conveying the Truth of Christ that all may experience Freedom in Christ.
We seek to provide confidential and godly soul-care, insight, and direction for individuals, marriages and families through one-on-one sessions, the use of support groups, appropriate referrals, and the use of other complementary materials and assignments in both preventive and crisis-intervention approaches.
How Do I Get Things Started?
As a priority, counseling services are for those who are actively connected to Central Church. Then, as possible, we extend counseling services to those outside of Central. Our counseling groups and classes are always open to anyone. Please email Dr. Bellican directly. If emailing is not possible call 901.255.8115 and leave a message (we’ll get back to you in a timely way).
Dr. Bill Bellican
Director of Pastoral Counseling Ministry
Bill holds a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in Formational Counseling through Ashland Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling via Harding School of Theology, and a B.A. (Psychology) from the University of Memphis. He is also a licensed minister, and he is licensed (#576) as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) approved by the State of Tennessee. Additionally, Bill is credentialed as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) by the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).
He has completed the Focus-On-The-Family Counseling Enrichment Program, certification to administer the Prepare/Enrich/Mate Couples Inventories, instructor training for PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program), and has received advanced training in Theophostic Prayer Ministry and Formational Prayer both of which focus on Spirit-led, inner healing prayer. Bill is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the International Association for Theophostic Ministry (IATM), National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (N.A.R.T.H.), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
Bill and his wife, Susan, have three daughters and are blessed to be grandparents.
Dr. Annette Jones
Clinical Psychologist | Families & Children
Annette holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Wright State University. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Anderson University and an A.A.S. in Mental Health Technology from Sinclair Community College. She has been licensed in and has practiced clinical psychology in the states of Illinois, Florida and Virginia. She completed her residency and post-doctoral training at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Jones has over 20 years of clinical experience, working with children and adults. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent behavior disorders, group psychotherapy, psychological testing, trauma and grief, divorce, depression, and anxiety disorders. Her past work experience includes private practice, inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment, residential treatment for adolescent sex offenders, forensic evaluations for the Department of Children and Families, psychological services for active duty military personnel and their families, suicide prevention briefs, and violence prevention programming for inner city youth.
Additionally, Dr. Jones is credentialed as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors and by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She currently serves as a Chaplain and a member of the Board of Directors at the Schilling Farms YMCA. Dr. Jones is also involved with the Citizens for Community Values (CCV) also known as the “A Way Out Ministry.” An active member of Central Church, Dr. Jones has been married for 21 years to Jeffrey Jones, M.D. They have four sons.
Families & Marriages
Linda serves as a counselor at Central and has a passion for instilling hope into hurting families and marriages. Linda received her undergraduate degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio and a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Linda is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich marriage profiles and is a member of AMCA and ACA. Linda comes to Central with a background in social work, child welfare and addictions counseling. Prior to coming to Central, Linda worked as an addictions counselor at Wilder Youth Development Center which directly involved working with the juvenile offenders program. Linda and her husband Mark have been married for 26 years and have 5 children ranging in ages 21-11.
American Association of Christian Counselors: find a counselor
American Association of Christian Counselors: books and resources
Battle Plan Ministry: Finding Sexual Freedom in Christ
Biblical Counseling Coalition: books and articles
Celebrate Recovery (NATIONAL WEBSITE)
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation: books and resources
Couple Checkup: to assess the “good and bad” of your relationship.
DISC Personality Assessment: Discover Your Behavioral Profile
Empowering Kids: a time-limited, small group curricula designed to help children develop healthy decision-making.
Focus on the Family: books and articles
Growing Seasons: a time-limited, small group curricula designed to help children (ages 4 – 12) heal from divorce, the death of a loved one, and other losses.
Henry Cloud/John Townsend: Video Advice
Living Free: Daily online devotional
The Five Love Languages: Discover Your Love Language
The Front Porch: Anxiety and Depression resources
Dr. Bellican’s Twitter Account: Encouraging tweets with a spiritual/counseling related content