Marla Decubellis


Marla grew up in North Carolina and after college and working on staff at her home church as a Children’s Director for 4 years, she served for 3 years in Guatemala with the International Mission Board of the SBC. She came home intending to go to seminary to study missions, but after an Intro to Biblical Counseling class she realized her heart was discipleship in the form of walking with those who are hurting and struggling. She graduated with a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and then worked as a staff counselor for The House of Hope in Clayton, NC for several years. She then met and married her husband (a widower with three young girls) and moved to Wilmington, NC. There she worked on staff at Port City Community Church as a Biblical Counselor and Coordinator of a biblical counseling lay ministry for 11 years where she developed and taught counseling classes and mentored those in the church wanting to walk with hurting people. In her free time, Marla loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, hiking, traveling, photography, eating good food, watching football and basketball and being creative!