I have been serving on the Board of Canterbury Counseling Center for a little over a year and have been privileged to have insight into the unique way that Canterbury serves the Greenville community by providing high quality pastoral and mental health counseling to anyone needing it, regardless of ability to pay. Canterbury fills a niche in our community by working on a sliding scale, meaning that clients pay according to what they can based on salary and size of family. I refer both church members and community members who walk through our doors needing counseling services to Canterbury. That’s why I am pleased to announce that First Baptist has joined a number of other local churches in becoming a “Partner Church” to Canterbury, supporting them with an annual donation from our budget as well as outspoken support in the local community. If you’d like to learn more about Canterbury, please check out their website (http://canterburycounseling.org/), give me a call (233-2527 ext. 104), or shoot me an email (kendra.plating@firstbaptistgreenville.com). I’d be happy to give you a referral to a specific counselor or give you information about how to support the work of Canterbury through the volunteering of your time or financial resources. This partnership is just one of the ways that we as a staff at First Baptist continue to nurture sound mental health and spiritual health within our congregation and community. Counseling is one of the ways we can work toward the wholeness God longs for each of us.

Mission statement of Canterbury Counseling Center: To provide quality pastoral counseling services to all seeking help in the greater Greenville community regardless of faith affiliation, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

— Kendra