Raymond Fabing, PhD, LPC
I would like to share my story with you. I was born into a family that did not know how to communicate with one another about their feelings. I was often confused, frustrated and lonely. I felt as if I were all alone and no one was there for me.
In my junior year of college I had a vision of helping those with no place to go. I decided to continue my education in order to earn a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling. This desire and dedication to preparation needed to help others was proceeding while I was still not a believer in Christ.
Finally, at age 29, I came to Christ at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes conference. I then started attending church, still feeling as if no one could help me deal and overcome the emotional pain I felt. Help could only come from God himself. I then began spending many hours in the woods by myself memorizing comforting scriptures from the Word of God. It was soon after this, on October 20, 1985, that the Lord called me to the ministry of restoration.
In 1986, I started the Word Tabernacle Church and began teaching at a Bible college.
The next step on my journey to help others was to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I knew by doing this and putting it together with God's Word I would be able to help more people deal with their pain.
Over 50 years of experience in training, teaching and counseling.
Ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor and former pastor.
Pastored in denominational and nondenominational churches with focus on Ministry Development and Church Growth
Leader in Promise Keepers (evangelism/prayer)
Worked in three homes for boys
Worked in substance abuse and the prison system
Trained pastors, elders and leader in staff development, leadership, church growth and counseling
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