Meet Our Counselors

Preston Crowe

Counseling Pastor
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.

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Chris Webb

Counselor / Life Stage Pastor

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

Care and Senior Adult Pastor

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 grief, 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 Stevens

Staff Counselor

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 member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.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 over 35 years and have two children. They are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Karen Lycette

Staff Counselor 

Karen grew up in Canton, Ms and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bellhaven University, a Master of Science degree in Sociology from Mississippi College and most recently earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Before pursuing the MFTC degree, Karen served as an educator in Sociology as an adjunct professor at Hinds Community College and Belhaven University where her primary focus was developing curriculum for teaching Marriage and Family courses. As she sought to equip students to pursue and maintain healthy marriages and families, she sensed a call to take a more intense approach and focus on  individuals and their relationships. Karen believes this pursuit was the result of the Lord calling her to a deeper trust in Him, all while He was preparing her to minister to His beloved children. Her heart for counseling is to know, understand and accept those in need. She desires to walk in truth with people who are hurting and help lead them to sanctifying growth and change.

Karen is married and has four children. In her spare time she enjoys reading and being outdoors, and simply being with family and friends.

Michelle Buckner 

Staff Counselor 

Michelle was born in raised in Madison, MS and graduated from Madison Central High School. She attended Mississippi State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. During her senior year at MSU, Michelle married her husband Caleb, and she became a stay-at-home mother after the birth of their first child. Michelle and Caleb share a heart for missions and were in the middle of an apartment complex renovation project when they felt the Lord call them to further their educational training.

Michelle has just recently graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, while her husband is pursuing medical school. Her heart is to see healing and restoration throughout a whole community. Michelle believes this happens through healing whole families - beginning with marriages, down to children. 

Michelle has two small children, Hendrick and Penny Lane. Her biggest passion is relationships with family and close friends. Michelle’s hobbies include drinking coffee, reading books, and home renovations.