We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand.  If fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others.  Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you with Biblical truth that will make a lasting impact. 


Receive Free Biblical Counseling from a Trained Counselor

There Is Always Hope. At First Baptist Church, we believe that God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him.  2 Peter 1:3  “His (God’s) power has granted to us all things pertaining to life and godliness. . . .”  All our difficulties may not evaporate.  However, when a person willingly submits to God’s instructions and clings to His promises there is hope and helped all wrapped around Jesus Christ. 

Common Issues We Help With

Dr. Melvin Felts is able to help people through a variety of issues including: 

  • Those struggling in their marriage 
  • Parents in raising children 
  • Those dealing with sexual sin (e.g. pornography) 
  • Those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression, anger, anxiety, fear, etc.) 
  • Addictions 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Needs of military soldiers and family (PTSD, etc.) 
  • Other life-dominating problems 

Regardless of the issue you bring, We believe that God’s Word (the Bible) is sufficient to answer any of life’s problems and questions.


Qualified Counselor

Melvin Felts is the First Baptist Clarksville Biblical Counseling Ministry Coordinator.  He has pastored for the last forty-four years.  He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, in 2016.  Melvin has fulfilled the education, exams and supervised counseling requirement of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and has been granted certification in Biblical Counseling.  Over the past seven years he has had experience helping people through similar issues to your own. 


Getting Started

If you are ready to get help now, please begin by completing the Counseling Intake form below.  Please note that each individual desiring counseling needs to fill out a separate form. You can contact Dr. Felts to set up an appointment by calling (270) 839-9927.  Please note that each individual desiring counseling needs to fill out a separate form. 

What to Expect

At this time, counseling sessions are offered on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Most counseling sessions take between 1 to 1.5 hours.  Other appointments can be arranged at other times, upon special request from Dr. Felts. 

Privacy and Care

Mr. Felts will care for you and treat you with respect.  Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in his judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity). 

Encouragement toward Christlikeness

Mr. Felts will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that please Jesus Christ. 

Weekly Homework

Homework will be assigned to take home between your weekly counseling sessions.  The assignments are meant to encourage lasting change. 

Some Time

Habits are not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop.  In most cases, individuals are asked to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 3 to 4 months. 


Since First Baptist provides the facility and Dr. Felts is a staff member of the church, we can offer the counseling free of charge.  However, out of respect for our staff, a $25 deposit is required which is forfeited for last minute cancellations.  If a counselee leaves counseling or graduates from counseling without a cancellation, the deposit is returned.   

Counseling Sessions can be scheduled by calling Dr. Felts at (270) 839-9927.