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Vicki Tillery

Vicki Tillery

Clinical Pastoral Counselor

With the encouragement and support of the leadership at First Baptist Church Lyons and with a conviction to offer Christ through counseling, Vicki Tillery founded Truths for Life Christian Counseling in 2009.  Previously, she counseled with Bobby and Betty Dixon through Christian Concepts for Living.

Vicki received a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and is credentialed by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor- Advanced Certified.  She has earned additional Faith Based Advanced Certification in areas of temperament, domestic violence and intervention, child and adolescence, substance abuse and addiction, sexual, and crisis therapy.  Vicki is certified through the Board of Examiners for Georgia Counselors and Therapist and serves on the Board of the Refuge (the local domestic violence shelter.)  Vicki particularly feels called to help others in the areas of fear, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and marriage counseling.

She also has received training from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) previous known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) focusing on instruction, admonishment and counseling using the Word of God.

In 2006, Vicki received a Master of Arts in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University, and she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Berry College.

Vicki has been married to her husband Michael for over 35 years, and together they have four sons.  Michael and Vicki have spent most of their married years in Vidalia.

Chad Minter

Chad Minter

Pastoral Counselor

As a man who is the recipient of abundant mercy, Chad desires to offer to other men the same mercy that was offered to him.  It’s the transformation power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that met Chad in his greatest time of need and changed him beyond what he could have ever believed.

Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Chad is married and has one daughter.  He and his wife are not from Vidalia, but through the years, they’ve come to enjoy Vidalia and call it their home.

Chad is a biblical counselor and is certified through the Georgia Association of Christian Counselors (GACC) and specializes in helping men who struggle with sexual sin.  He is also a licensed and ordained minister through the Southern Baptist Association.  He is continuing his counseling training through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.