Chase Maxey

Chase Maxey

Executive Director & Counselor

After working for over a decade as a Financial Advisor in the greater Jackson area, Chase moved with his family to Philadelphia, PA to further pursue a call to counseling ministry. There he enjoyed working for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in multiple capacities and earned a Master’s in Biblical Counseling through Westminster Theological Seminary. He now brings that training and vision for Gospel-driven counseling back to Mississippi through BCTM. Chase is married to Martha, who serves as the Admissions Director for Christ Covenant School in Ridgeland, MS. The Maxeys have two daughters and one son.

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David Elston

David Elston

Director and Counselor, BCTM-Shreveport

David moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2014, feeling called to build up the church of his hometown. Having served the church in a variety of teaching and shepherding roles for six years, David began training under the supervision of BCTM and the curriculum of CCEF in 2016 in order to extend the counseling ministry of BCTM to Shreveport. With a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is especially interested in bringing the Christ-centered approach of biblical counseling to the local church. Having published three books, he brings his love of writing to BCTM. In addition to being a staff counselor, David is also the director of the BCTM office in Shreveport. David has been married to his wife Jessica for seven years and has two children, Judah and Frances.

318-455-7081

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John Kwasny

John Kwasny

Counseling Supervisor

Dr. John C. Kwasny is the Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Before coming to Pear Orchard in 2005, John spent five years as a Biblical Counselor in private practice, followed by ten years as Director of Christian Education and Family Life at Plains Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Zachary, Louisiana. John has received his M.A. in Counseling and his Ph.D. in Christian Education. He is also an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson), and Director of One Story Ministries—authoring discipleship curriculum for the church, home, and school. John and his wife, Martie, have eight children (five girls and three boys), ages twenty-four and under.

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Shelly McLain

Shelly McLain

Counselor, BCTM-Shreveport

Shelly has an M.S. in Counseling and a background in church ministry. She has served in various counseling, mentoring, teaching, and administrative capacities within local churches in the Shreveport area. She has counseling experience in college, counseling center, and hospital settings. Shelly has grown in familiarity with the counseling approach of CCEF over the last 15 years and has received further training recently through BCTM. She has a passion for working with local church leadership to help people know Christ more fully and live out the gospel in everyday life. Shelly is blessed with two sons and one daughter and lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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