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.

828.266.9703 ext.993
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 struggling with sexual identity, self-injury, anxiety, depression, crisis pregnancy, 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 children and their families. Her passion is to treat each client uniquely by meeting them where they are.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #8021)
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, LPCA, 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

K. Leigh LyallMA, NCC, NCSC, NBPTS

 Leigh has served as  a school counselor  (working with    students in grades  K-12) for twenty-five  years. She has also  taught several  graduate-level  counseling courses  as an adjunct  instructor at  Appalachian State  University. Leigh has  experience working  with individuals of  all ages (children,  adolescents, college  students, and  women) on personal  and interpersonal  issues, including:  anxiety, depression,  crisis situations,  grief/loss,  perfectionism,  relationships, school  issues, self-esteem,  self-harm, and  stress. She feels  privileged to walk alongside people wherever they are, as they together seek God's purpose and will for the counselee's life.

National Certified Counselor (NCC# 28004)

National Certified School Counselor

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in Agency Counseling Appalachian State University)

School Counselor Licensure (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 $35 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 $55 per session for non-members is also greatly appreciated to support the ministry.