Director, The Center for Hope and Healing
Dr. Preston Crowe is a native of Louisiana, with a heart for ministering to the body of Christ, specifically in the areas of marriage and family, healing, and recovery. Preston holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mississippi College. He gained a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, a Masters Degree in Christian Education, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling--all from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Preston has served in various capacities as a Pastor, College Professor, and Licensed Professional Counselor. He is currently a Board Certified Christian Counselor, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and a Certified Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He and his wife, Jennifer, teach marriage, parenting, and leadership seminars in churches and other organizations. They have five children: Mason, Dawson, Colton, Ashlyn, and Bella, and serve as foster parents as well. His hobbies include hiking, camping, kayaking, and music. Preston also often blogs for The Center for Hope and Healing. CLICK HERE to read the blog posts or watch the videos on our Facebook page.
Laurie O'Dell, Office Manager
Chris Webb grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Secondary Education. He earned a Masters of Arts in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He furthered his education at Mississippi College with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Chris has served church staff families in Mississippi for over 27 years in a variety of positions. He is also the co-author of1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents - Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. 1-2-3 Magic is currently the most popular discipline plan in America. Chris is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in parenting and behavior issues with children and adolescents including, defiance, school issues, Aspergers/autism, and anxiety. He also helps with marriage issues, coping with divorce, and sees adults with anxiety issues. Chris also is a consultant with TEAAM (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi) working with Mississippi school districts to help develop behavior plans for children with special needs. Chris teaches Stress Management and Mental Health at Tulane University and Marriage and Family at Holmes Community College. Chris lives in Madison with his wife of twenty-one years, Jill, and their three children, Reagan, Kennedy, and John Walker.
Cliff Hardin was raised in Leakesville, Mississippi, and graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Christian Studies and a minor in Psychology. Cliff completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems followed by four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Sonny Montgomery VA Hospital which included experience at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and The State Hospital at Whitfield. He has also earned a master of Divinity with an emphasis in Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He currently serves as a staff counselor at Broadmoor Baptist Church. He performs marital, family, and individual therapy encompassing many griefs, elder issues and provides spiritual counsel. He also serves as the Triage Counselor.
Before coming to Broadmoor, Cliff served at Parkview Baptist Church in Metairie, Louisiana as the Senior Adult Minister where he supplied counseling to homebound and nursing home members as well as individual and marital therapy including depression and conflict resolution. He also served as Pastoral Care Pastor at First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, where he provided pastoral counsel, visited hospitals and nursing homes, and performed weddings and funerals.
Cliff enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, and traveling with his wife. He is married to Diana Thornton of Brandon, Mississippi. Cliff and Diana have two children a daughter, Alex, and a son, William.
John grew up in Clinton, MS where his father was a religion professor at Mississippi College. He graduated from high school from Woodland Hills Baptist Academy, where his mother taught.Dr. John Stevens was a senior pastor for 20 years in churches in Mississippi and Florida before continuing his education in the area of counseling. He holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in New Testament from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. He is a professional associate in the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. This gives him advanced training in the area of sexual problems: addictions and struggles relating to relationships and individuals (both past and present). He is also trained in EMDR which is used in the treatment of trauma and abuse. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, John counsels couples in the areas of marriage, sexual issues, family system issues, and parenting. He also assists individuals in the areas of depression, addictions, anger, and spiritual matters. John and his wife, Sue, have been married for over 35 years and have two children. They are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church.
Lydia was raised in both Coffeeville and Grenada, MS. She attended Kirk Academy, where she graduated from High School. Lydia attended Millsaps College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2000 and then obtained a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mississippi College in 2002. Lydia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. She has over 10 years of experience with inpatient care having worked as a psychiatric technician, clinical therapist, and discharge planner for St. Dominic Behavioral Health, as well as admissions coordinator for Mississippi Children’s Home Services. In addition, she served as the Outreach Coordinator for Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services office in Madison for 6 years.
Lydia is active in her community, serving as a volunteer at Saint Anthony Catholic School, and an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Lydia and her husband David have been married for over 12 years and live in Madison with their four children.
Leah Williamson grew up in Jackson and is a licensed professional counselor experienced in working with children, teens, and their parents. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mississippi College, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. As a clinician and program coordinator for Pine Belt Mental Health in the Hattiesburg area, Leah specialized in helping children in crisis situations overcome trauma.
Leah is married to Eric, and they have two children, Owen and Macy. They are active members of Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Brandon, where Eric serves as Minister to Children.
A native of Little Rock, MS, Kristal graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi. She recently graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Master's of Arts in Counseling. Kristal is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 400 hours of face to face time with clients. These hours include marriage counseling, grief therapy, substance and addiction work, as well as trauma work. Kristal's heart is to walk alongside the brokenhearted in a way that leads to healing and restoration. She has a desire to work with clients who wrestle with addiction as well as clients who have walked through various traumas throughout their lives. Kristal also enjoys singing and writing worship music, and would ultimately like to create music to use in the therapeutic process.
Peyton grew up in Madison, MS, where she attended Jackson Prep for high school. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and recently graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with her Master of Arts in Counseling. Peyton is a PLPC with clinical experience working with many different types of clients. She has training in marriage therapy and is Gottman 1 and is Prepare/Enrich certified. She is passionate about helping couples relate to one another more effectively, particularly in the area of affairs/trust. She also has a special place in her heart for adolescents and enjoys working with them in areas such as depression, anxiety, substance use/abuse, self-esteem, and social media use. Peyton loves cats, being outdoors, and using the healing gift of laughter in the counseling room!
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