A Multitude of Counselors

The following excellent people have agreed to follow this site, provide guidance, identify with and support this endeavor.  David Ayers is grateful for each one.  Their works may be presented or linked at various places on this site.  Please understand clearly that none of these necessarily endorse or agree with any particular works or ideas presented on this site, nor do any of these necessarily endorse or agree with the tone or manner of presentation of any particular works or ideas presented on this site, other than what is contained in their own writings.  David Ayers respects and takes seriously their advice and counsel, but he and he alone takes responsibility for the content of this site.
  • Dr. Jason R. Edwards is Professor of History at Grove City College, where he also serves as Fellow of two working groups for the Center for Vision and Values: Ethics & Character Formation, and Educational Policy.  Dr. Edwards received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education from the University of Kentucky, and M.A. in History from the latter, and a B.A. in History from Asbury College.  He is co-author of Ask the Professor: What Freshmen Need to Know (2012, TDH Communications).  His affiliations include the Society for Classical Learning, and Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  Dr. Edwards is also head coach of the highly-successful Grove City College Debate Team.  He lives in Grove City with his wife, Jennifer, and they have two children, both at home.
  • Rev. Robert Hall is the co-pastor of The Bronx Household of Faith (B.H.O.F.). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri (MDiv) and Westminster Theological Seminary (ThM), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also spent a term studying at Cambridge University, England. After graduating from Covenant Seminary in 1972, Bob and and his wife Jeannie moved to New York City to join a small band who formed the nucleus of what was to become B.H.O.F., an urban church committed to bringing the Gospel, by precept and example, to the streets of New York. In 1985, he was ordained to the Christian ministry in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (C.C.C.C.). Additionally, he served for 19 years as the Greater New York/New Jersey Area Representative of the C.C.C.C.. Bob has written numerous articles and has been a seminar and conference speaker. He has given testimony before a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigating religious liberty and has also testified before the Education Committee of the New York City Council on the same First Amendment issue. He has taught Apologetics at New York School of the Bible and a course in church polity at Westminster Theological Seminary. Bob and Jeannie were married in 1969. They have five children and seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
  • Dr. Joseph Horton is currently Professor of Psychology, and Fellow for Marriage and Family Policy and the Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College.  He earned his B.S. from Kutztown University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.  His graduate focus was in the area of developmental psychology, and he also did research into identifying and resolving marital conflict.  He is certified to do PREPARE Premarital Counseling.  Dr. Horton directed Templeton Foundation funded research on youth character development, and was formerly President of the Board of Directors of Pregnancy Center of Western Pennsylvania.  He and his wife Joanna live in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and have one grown child.
  • Dr. Victor Kuligin is currently Academic Dean and Professor at Bible Institute of South Africa, Cape Town.  He earned his D.Th. and M.Th. from University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School, and M.B.A. from Devry University, and a B.S. in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering from Grove City College.  He has previously served in technical sales, with Africa Inland Mission, and at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary, both the latter in Namibia.  He has been ordained to the Gospel Ministry since 1994, and he frequently preaches and teaches in evangelical churches.  Victor and his wife Rachel have five children.
  • Mr. Steve Masterson is currently a private Fiduciary, Trust Consultant, and Expert Witness with Trust Solutions.  He has previously served at Wells Fargo Bank, Bradford Trust Company, and Independence Trust Company, as well as being a Trust Administrator for Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP of Dallas, Texas.  He received his B.A. degree from Dallas Baptist University.  Mr. Masterson won a very competitive primary to become the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 24th District in 1992.  He serves on numerous Boards, and is an active Marriage Mentor and Marriage Retreat Facilitator for Real Life Ministries.  He currently lives in Coeur D Alene, Idaho with his wife, Kim and they have three grown children.
  • Dr. Jerry F. O’Neill is President and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (R.P.T.S.) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he has been since 1995.  He holds a BA from Geneva College, and M.Div. from R.P.T.S., a Masters of Education from Indiana University, and D.D.’s from Sterling College and Geneva College.  In addition to serving as Pastor of Reformed Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Indiana for 14 years, he has served as a teacher in both a Christian middle school and an inner-city public high school, coached high school and college basketball, and served in the infantry in Vietnam.  In addition to numerous articles, Dr. O’Neill has published How Should I Remember the Sabbath and co-authored Abundant Life in Christ.  He is married to Ann since 1968, and has five children and eighteen grandchildren.
  • Mr. Jack Roberts is a co-pastor of The Bronx Household of Faith which started in his wife Pat’s apartment in 1971. For forty years he also has been the director of Hope Christian Center, a residential Christ-centered discipleship program for men with life-controlling problems. He received his B.A. from John Brown University, studied with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri in Switzerland, was an officer in the U.S. Navy, studied philosophy at New York University’s graduate school and, along with his wife, was a probation officer for New York City. He and his wife have thirteen children, seven of whom are adopted, and are expecting their fifteenth grandchild.
  • Dr. Charles Sigler, is a therapist with over thirty years of clinical experience. He currently works as the Director of Anselm Ministries, a church-based counseling and teaching ministry, as well as a part time therapist for Gateway Rehabilitation Centers, and as a Guest Lecturer for Grove City College, where he teaches a course on Biblical Counseling. He has a B.S. and a M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh; a Masters of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary and a D.Phil. in counseling from Oxford Graduate School. He also keeps up a blog and website called “Faith Seeking Understanding” as part of his work with Anselm Ministries, where he writes about Addiction and Recovery, Thinking God’s Thoughts (Religion and theology) and Counseling Issues. He has published two articles in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, “Panic Attacks, Listen to the Messenger” and “Religious Alcoholics, Anonymous Spirituality.”
  • Dr. John A. Sparks, retired Dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters, and former chairman of the Business Department, at Grove City College, Pennsylvania; B.A in Economics Grove City College, J.D. University of Michigan Law School.  Dr. Sparks was honored as Professor of the Year at both Grove City College and Hillsdale College, Michigan, and has been particularly focused on Constitutional and Business Law, writing especially on U.S. Constitutional Developments and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Dr. Sparks is also a practicing member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and a Fellow for Grove City College’s Center for Vision and Values.  He currently lives in Ashland, Ohio with his wife, Marion, and they have been blessed with two married children and seven grandchildren.
Scriptura
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”  Proverbs 11:14
Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.  Proverbs 15:22
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.  Proverbs 22:5