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George J. Mendes, M.Div., D.Min

George J. Mendes, M.Div., D.Min

Counseling Intern

“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve been through, nobody knows my sorrow.” Many of us can identify with this lyric from the old spiritual hymn – our life challenges and problems often feel that they are unique to who we are and how we are experiencing them. While our relationship with our problems is always a deeply personal one, the Bible teaches that there is “nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9); we are all fragile people in a broken world. Yet, God is eager to enter into the midst of our complicated lives as we “obtain guidance” (Proverbs 1:5) that is grounded in His wisdom and will lead us in “the way we should go” (Psalm 32:8).

George believes counseling is a collaborative process where both counselor and client work together in identifying issues and establishing therapy goals to facilitate personal growth and healing. Offering counseling and guidance from a biblical perspective, George’s counseling strengths and interests include: general and personal relationship challenges/issues; couples and family counseling, military family and life issues, and “seasons of life” concerns such as mid-life and grief.

George has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas) and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.). He is working on a Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas). Although George is a counseling student intern, he draws upon over 23 years of pastoral ministry experience that includes counseling with individuals, couples, and families.

George is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He and his wife Sheila have three children.

Office Phone: (904) 269-0886
E-mail: gmendes@mail.com