Annual Conference 2021


Biblical Counselling & Mental Illness

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ACBC functions primarily as an international accreditation body that seeks to maintain doctrinal integrity, and promote excellence in Biblical Counselling, through training and certifying Biblical Counsellors.

Our Speakers

Dale Johnson

T. Dale Johnson, Jr., is the Director of Counseling Programs and Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is husband to Summer, and they live together in Kansas City, Missouri, with their six children: Easton, Titus,...

Dr. Wayne Mack

Dr Wayne Mack is a graduate of Wheaton College, Philadelphia Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary as well as having done extensive graduate studies at La Salle University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Seminary. Dr...

Dr. Andrew Rogers

Andrew and his wife, Jenny, live in Anaheim Hills, CA and have four children. Andrew has been in ministry for over 27 years as a pastor, professor, and missionary. He is a pastor at Kindred Community Church and serves as Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in...

Ps Sybrand De Swardt

Pastor Sybrand de Swardt is Pastor of Lynnwood Baptist Church in Pretoria where he serves with Dr Mack and is the Director of Strengthening Ministries Training Institute (SMTI). Pastor Sybrand has completed his MA in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s University...

Dr. Daniel Berger

Dr. Daniel R. Berger II is the founder and director of Alethia International Ministries (AIM), where he continues to speak around the country at various conferences and ministries. He is also an experienced pastor, counselor, school administrator, and the author of...

Andrew Isiaho

Andrew Isiaho, M.A in Biblical Counselling and ACBC certified is a former church planter and pastor back in Kenya, and now serves as an elder at Christ Baptist Church in Polokwane and as a lecturer in applied theology at Christ Seminary. He married Dorcas and together...

Anne Dryburgh

Anne Dryburgh, Ph.D., is an ACBC and an IABC certified biblical counselor and a CABC (Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor) who has been a missionary with Echoes International in Flemish-speaking Belgium since the 1990s. She coordinates Reigning Grace Institute...

Alan Lester

After serving in the military as an operational medic in South Africa and Namibia, and working as a paramedic in Johannesburg, Alan managed a Christian rehabilitation centre in South Africa for seven-and-a-half years from 2000. He began to study theology in 1998 and...

Ps Mike Brunk

Mike Brunk received his BA in Zoology from Ohio University in 1979. He served as an Elder in Athens (Ohio) Bible Church until 2001 when he and his family moved to South Africa to serve as a church-planter in the Kathorus region of Johannesburg. He currently serves as...

Lizelle Jonker

Lizelle Jonker is a certified counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the Centre Director for the Bethany Pregnancy Counselling Care Centre (BPC3). She has been involved in counseling since 2014 in South Africa, helping women in...

Gina Weinman

Gina and her husband of 28 years, Craig, live in Lawrenceville. They have two adult children. Gina received her BSE in Secondary Education from the Honors Department at Georgia State University. Gina is a trained Precept Bible Teacher and is certified with The...

Barbara L. Enter

Barbara and her husband of 48 years, Jack Enter, live in Auburn, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren. Barbara received her B.S. degree from Georgia Southern University and her M.A. degree in Biblical Counseling from The...

Dr Barend Hefer

Dr. Barend Hefer is married to Estelle Hefer and have three children: two boys and a girl. He is pastor of the Reformed Protestant Church (an Afrikaans Church) in Brakpan and lecturer at the Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie from which he graduated in 2011. He...


Find practical and biblical answers to the common counseling issues people face.

Truth in Love – Podcast

The Truth in Love Podcast is an extensive resource that is available for streaming HERE.

Past Conference Audio

Visit audio recordings from past conferences, available for download, HERE.

Christian Life Issues

Listen to this podcast presented by Dr Wayne Mack. Available on BuzzSprout, Spotify, Apple Podcast or Google Podcast.


A Fundamentals Training Course will give you an overview of the basics of biblical counselling and help you serve those in your life with God’s Word.


Our comprehensive biblical counselling certification program is rigorous, but attainable – to train and verify faithfulness to the Word of God in the counselling room.

“No matter how many steps you have taken away from God, it’s only one step back.”

― Wayne A Mack, Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear | Lynnwood Baptist Church