Contact Us

  • Phone: (828) 266-9700
  • Email: 
  • Address:
    3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607

Service Times

  • Sunday: 
    • 8:15 a.m. - Classic Service
    • 9:45 a.m. - Blended Service
    • 11:15 a.m. - Contemporary Service
  • Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.



Everyone needs a little help now and then . . .  give us a call today.

Confidential, Christ-centered Counseling

The Counseling Ministry at Mount Vernon Baptist Church is staffed with Master level professionals who are committed to combining Biblical truth with clinical skills. Working with individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, young & older adults, couples, and families, it is the goal of this ministry to help those we serve make progress in their spiritual growth as well as bringing hope and healing in the area of emotional and mental health. Some of the issues addressed are: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship and marital challenges, infidelity, divorce, parenting, addictive behaviors as well as other life struggles and transitions. Our therapists are nationally certified and state licensed professionals. Confidentiality and privacy are not only of great importance to our counseling staff but are protected by federal and state laws as well. Everyone needs a little help now and then . . .  give us a call today. 

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Jennifer Greene, MA, LPC

Jennifer works with adults, couples, and adolescents (16+) struggling with sexual identity, self-injury, anxiety, depression, crisis pregnancy, infertility, grief and loss, co-dependency, and interpersonal relationships, among other life issues. She has also received professional training at Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development in Trust-Based Relational Intervention in order to serve adoptive/foster families. She is also trained in providing EMDR. Jennifer’s passion is to treat clients uniquely by meeting them where they are, instilling hope and journeying with them toward solutions and healing.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #8021)

National Certified Counselor (NCC #630543)

Distance Certified Counselor (DCC #1948)

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) member

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling with a concentration in both Licensed Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Gordon 

Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

Annette Ward, LCSW, LCAS

Annette has more than 15 years working primarily in public mental health and private practice with families, children, adolescents and women providing therapy and program management. Her dual training in substance use disorders and mental health allows her to provide care for a greater range of difficulties. She desires to work with each person and/or family through God’s grace and mercy for healing and restoration.

North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #C003767)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS -2707)
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) member
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Mental Health Worker
Master of Social Work, concentration in families and children from UNC Chapel Hill, NC


Gregory Ward, MA, LPC, NCC

Greg has experience serving children, adolescents, families and men's issues beginning in the public mental health system in 1999. Most recently, Greg serves in the capacity of School Counselor since 2003. He has experience with clients that have developmental disabilities, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, separation and divorce issues, social skills training needs, relational stress, men's issues, couples and other relational emotional and behavioral concerns. Greg was ordained as a deacon in 2005 and currently serves in his church as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Finance Committee.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A11545)
National Certified Counselor (NCC #667609)
National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Counseling early childhood through young adulthood (NBCT #02705959)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member
Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 1999 in Guidance and Counseling

Amanda Cottrell, MA, NCC, NCSC, NBPTS

Amanda works primarily with female adults and with couples. This includes those struggling with anxiety, processing grief/loss, codependency, chronic illness, and interpersonal relationships, couples needing marriage support, among various other issues. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (Group and Individual), as well as Grief After Trauma. She is a MarriageStrong/RelateStrong facilitator and trainer and offers a course to strengthen and enrich marriages and interpersonal relationships. She has also completed Level One training of Restoration Therapy. Amanda also co-facilitates the Broken H.A.R.T. group at Alliance Bible Fellowship, serving those that have experienced miscarriage or infant loss. Her passion is to come alongside each client and offer support to strengthen each one in their journey of growth and healing.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A11573)

National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors (#95099)

North Carolina Licensed School Counselor

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in School Counseling, Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Appalachian State University

Robyn Roark, MA, NCC, LPC

Robyn has worked in residential treatment with adolescents and children for 16 years. Additionally, she has experience with children in a school setting and adults in outpatient and psychiatric settings. Robyn is skilled in treating depression, past trauma, anxiety and other issues. With God’s help, wisdom and grace, Robyn desires to help clients who are struggling with issues from this fallen world and direct them back to the love and grace of the father God and His perfect plan and purpose.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them; Matt 18:20

North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #4346)

National Certified Counselor (NCC

#63256 )
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling from Appalachian State University

Counseling sessions are scheduled for fifty (50) minutes and are generally limited to eight to ten sessions per client.  Appointments are scheduled to meet both the client’s schedule as well as the counselor’s availability. A suggested donation of $40 per session is greatly appreciated to support the ministry. Priority will be given to Mount Vernon members and regular attendees of Sunday School and other ministries. There may be occasions when Mount Vernon may offer the Counseling Ministry to others in the High Country based on counselor availability.  A suggested donation of $60 per session for non-members is also greatly appreciated to support the ministry.