- Sunday: 9am & 11am
In an effort to support the spiritual and emotional needs of our church family, biblical counseling is available through Grace Bible Church. Our counseling team is available to anyone struggling with the challenges of life or who simply needs Christian guidance. Feel free to contact Pastor Doug directly. We also have a working relationship with a full-time Biblical counselor from Heart Song Counseling, John Lauber. Heart Song's aim is to come along side a church like ours and provide us with trusted and trained counselors who share the same Gospel foundation for heart change. If you would like to seek John's help, you can find more about him and his contact information below.
Doug grew up in a Christian home in New Jersey and came to faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. He worked as a radio news anchor after graduating from Temple University. Doug is also a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.) and served as a pastor of churches in Alaska, California, and Virginia from 1990 to 2008. He spent several years engaged in politics in Washington, DC before joining the staff full-time at GBC in 2017. Doug and his wife Robin have been members at Grace since 2013, and have five young adult children. He has been most influenced by the writings of John MacArthur and John Piper. In his free time, Doug is a fan of NASCAR, soccer, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Los Angeles Rams.
John lives in Vienna with his wife Phyllis and three children. John and his family attend Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. John and his family moved to Virginia in 2007 to establish a private practice for biblical counseling in the greater DC area. Prior to 2007. John lived in Westchester County, New York and Denver, Colorado where he pastored as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. John is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and has over ten years of biblical counseling experience. His schedule also includes speaking engagements at conferences and churches as well as small group and church leader training seminars. He is a runner and a fanatical baseball fan, and can often be found daydreaming that he is the New York Yankees All-Star center fielder.