Hope Counseling Services launched in 2016 with a mission to bring Hope to Life through Christ-centered, biblically based counseling, training, and consulting services. We started with three staff and a big vision for our community. From the very beginning we:

  • Counseled individuals, couples, and families
  • Gathered and trained biblical counselors
  • Equipped churches through seminars and consultation

“A Little more than five years ago a small group from a local church in Chapel Hill met in prayer and lively discussion to launch what became Hope Counseling Services (HCS). For a small church this was a BIG initiative. We felt led to launch this ministry because we had personally experienced the transforming power of gospel-centered, biblical counseling in our own lives and wanted to bring it to others in the community. A biblical counseling center had always been our dream. On that day it became a reality.”
Rik Gervais, Board President

Five years in, we are an established and growing ministry. What began with many prayers, an exciting vision, and three staff members has grown significantly. Our ministry highlights include:

  • 13 Counselors serving in several locations, including virtually
  • 650+ people counseled
  • 80+ churches served
  • 1,500 attendees at 25 Hope led seminars
  • Three counseling locations in NC (Chapel Hill, N. Raleigh, Wilson) and virtual counseling available globally
  • 10 Interns trained
  • 5 Board members faithfully serving
  • Averaging 300+ counseling sessions each month