At Tri-State Bible College, we seek to provide our students with quality advising and counseling. Students frequently seek counsel in four main areas: General Advising, Pre-Major and General Advising, Financial Aid Advising, and Graduate and Career Counseling.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you are taking challenging classes while trying to work a full-time job. The pressure can affect more than academics. It can affect students emotionally, relationally, and spiritually, in addition to academically. The student’s advisor knows the importance of these matters and is in a good position to help.
Pre-Major and General Advising
We want every student to get off to a positive and focused start to their journey at TSBC. Academic advising is offered by:
- The Vice President of Administrative Affairs at the South Point Campus ([email protected]).
- The Vice President, TSBC North at the Akron Additional Location ([email protected]).
Dr. Malone and Bobby Mercer also do general advising.
Financial Aid Advising
Financial advising is offered by the Director of Financial Aid at each location:
Graduate & Career Counseling
We realize that moving into a graduate program or applying your certificate or degree to a career are big steps. Advising is available at:
- The Vice President of Administrative Affairs at the South Point location ([email protected]).
- The Vice President, TSBC North at the the Akron ([email protected]).
TSBC has three certified counselors available for face-to-face or virtual meetings with students:
Ted holds three degrees—B.A. in Speech, a M.A. in Counseling, and a M.A. in Adult Technical Education—from Marshall University. He has years of experience in advising students. Prior to 2015, Ted advised students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Since 2015, he has served in the same role and on Faculty at Tri-State Bible College. Professor Williams holds his LPC and ALPS from the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling.
Dr. Brad Brandt
Pastor Brad loves teaching God’s word so that people will love and live for Jesus Christ. He received biblical training from Cedarville University (B.A.), Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary (MDiv Pastoral Studies; ThM Old Testament Studies), and Grace Seminary (DMin). He is a Certified Biblical Counselor and Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He has served as the Pastor of Wheelersburg Baptist Church since 1987, serving along with his wife, Sherry.
As a LISW and Art Therapist, Kristi believes her eclectic approach can help you navigate your past, present and future selves to find equilibrium. She is a qualified provider of EMDR, a certified grief counselor, and she holds a post-master’s graduate degree in Art Therapy. Her work is trauma-focused and holistic. Kristi’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic, person-centered, compassionate, and individualized. Her goal is to help you heal, energize, improve your relationships, and find balance to become aware of your strengths.