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"A house is made of walls and beams;
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ABOUT
I've added the arena of professional counseling to my life's work. To find out more, read the content below. If I can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to call on me.
Bio
Work Experience
Preaching
5
I preached my first sermon at the age of 8. At 16 I began taking preaching appointments. Since the age of 18, I have been blessed to preach most Sundays. 
Years
Teaching
2
I have taught many books of the Bible in an academic setting, as well as biblically related topics, including biblical language..
Years
Counseling
4
Working under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Barnes, I am helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, addiction, marital and parental issues, as well as trauma related issues.
Years

A native of Tennessee, I have been blessed to live and work in ministry in Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia. For the past nine years I have ministered with the​ Piedmont Road Church of Christ in Marietta, GA. If the Lord's willing, my family and I will continue to serve with this great church for many more years.

My education experience includes general course work at the University of Memphis, as well as a B.S. from Freed-Hardeman Univserity, and the M.A. and D.Min. degrees from the Theological University of America. I also received a preaching certificate from the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. Currently, I am working on the M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Amridge University.

During my tenure as a preaching minister, I have been able to travel to several states and a number of foreign countries to preach and teach. I've preached from Colorado to New Jersey, and most of the states in the Southeast. I have also preached in Brazil, England, France, New Zealand, Guyana, and Tanzania. 

When I'm not working with the church, or seeing clients, you will likely find me doing something fun with the family. I am married to my college sweetheart, and we have two children, and two dogs. We enjoy spending time together, whether it is traveling, going kayaking, fishing, or soaring in the sky. I am a licensed private pilot.  Additionally, I spend a lot of time writing. I have contributed chapters in numerous books, and articles to several religious publications. I have authored and co-authored a number of books as well.

While I am not currently licensed as a professional counselor, I am working toward that end. As part of my degree and licensure requirements, I am working as a counseling intern. I'm currently accepting clients who may be in need of counseling.

 
I see clients weekly at ​​​ Tranquility Counseling Services, LLC . Tranquility is conveniently located on Main Street, and the address is 8744 Main Street, Suites 303/403, Woodstock, GA 30188. If you would like to schedule a counseling appointment, contact the Tranquility office at 770.278.9459. Or, click on the link above and schedule an appointment through the Tranquility website. You may also email me at neil@tranquilitycounselingserv.com .

​My wish for you is that you enjoy a life that is well-lived. I believe in the adage, “A life well-lived is a life that is lived well.” My goal is to help individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with the “have-to’s” of life, learn how to “live well.” I am able to work with most client needs. You are invited to schedule an initial appointment to see if I am a good fit for helping you with your needs.
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles
"A life well-lived is a life that is lived well."