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Tell J. Collier, BA
Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Advanced Certification in Temperament Therapy and Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy

Credentialed Minister through Christ for the Nations 

Certified Facilitator through Prepare/Enrich Marital Enrichment Program


My Vision

Being born into this world can bring traumatic life experiences that can leave us feeling broken, hopeless and lost. Salt and Light counseling is a Christ-centered Pastoral counseling practice combining Biblical Truth and Temperament Therapy to help you overcome and live an abundant life. 


God created us as a Triune being (1 Thessalonians 5:23). We are a spirit; He has given us a soul and we live in a body. Therefore, I believe in looking at every aspect of our life taking a

bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to counseling. 


God has created our brains to be able to heal and make new healthy neurological connections! (Neuroplasticity). You have been created to overcome anxiety, depression and trauma. 

I strive to provide a non-judgmental, confidential and peaceful atmosphere, while setting attainable goals conducive for your healing.


I believe in the anointing from the Holy Spirit and recognize Him as the true Counselor. I endeavor to yield myself to His wisdom in this counseling ministry.


I am passionate and eager to impart into the lives of those seeking healing and hope.

I pledge to pray for each of my clients and work diligently in reaching these goals. 


There are many voices out in the world today and who's voice you listen to can adversely affect your future and determine your eternity. I believe the Bible as the inerrant, infallible, divine word of God and knowledge of the Holy Scriptures are able to make us wise for salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:15)  

Faith and Ethics


My desire is to help anyone regardless of their faith or background. I do not push my beliefs on anyone, but my faith forms my worldview, practice, and perspective. I believe:



I believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. Divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the original writings, insuring their entire trustworthiness (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21).



I believe in the unity of the one true and living God who is the eternal, self-existent One, and has revealed Himself as one being in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19). a. God the Father  I believe in God the Father, the first person of the triune Godhead, who exists eternally as the Creator of heaven and earth, the Giver of the Law, to whom all things will be subjected, so that He may be all in all (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:28). b. The Lord Jesus Christ I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the triune Godhead, who was and is the eternal Son of God; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. We believe in His sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, and abiding intercession (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9; 2:22; 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21). c. The Holy Spirit I believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is ever present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying the believer into all truth (John 14:26; 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14-16).



I believe that humankind was created good and upright. However, voluntary transgression resulted in their alienation from God, thereby incurring not only physical death but spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:16-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).



I believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who died for our sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. By His atoning blood, salvation has been provided for all humanity through the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross. This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit whereupon the believing sinner is regenerated, justified, and adopted into the family of God, becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus, and heir of eternal life (John 3:5-6; Romans 10:8-15; Titus 2:11, 3:4-7; 1 John 5:1).



I believe that deliverance from sickness is provided in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).



I believe that the church is the body of Christ and the habitation of God through the Spirit, witnesses to the presence of the kingdom of God in the present world, and universally includes all who are born again (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Romans 14:17-18; 1 Corinthians 4:20). I believe that the mission of the church is to (1) proclaim the good news of salvation to all humankind, (2) build up and train believers for spiritual ministry, (3) praise the Lord through worship, and (4) demonstrate Christian compassion to all who suffer (Matthew 28:19-20; 10:42; Ephesians 4:11-13).



I believe that baptism in water by immersion is expected of all who have repented and believed. In so doing they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4). I believe that the Lord's Supper is a proclamation of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, to be shared by all believers until the Lord returns (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34).



I believe that sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. In experience, it is both instantaneous and progressive. It is produced in the life of the believer by his appropriation of the power of Christ's blood and risen life through the person of the Holy Spirit. He draws the believer's attention to Christ, teaches him through the Word and produces the character of Christ within him (Romans 6:1-11; 8:1-2,13; 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 10:10, 14).



I believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing of the believer with power for life and service for Christ. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth, is received by faith, and is accompanied by the manifestation of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7).



I believe in the present-day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12) and the ministry gifts of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13) for the edification and expansion of the church.



I believe in the premillennial, imminent, and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather His people unto Himself. Having this blessed hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves, even as He is pure, so that we may be ready to meet Him when He comes (John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 John 3:2-3; Revelation 20:1-6). I believe in the bodily resurrection of all humanity, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, and that everlasting conscious punishment is the portion of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; Revelation 20:10-15​).


I am a member of the National Christian Counselors Association and am held to a strict code of ethics in the treatment of my clients and the operation of my ministry. I will adhere to these ethical standards in all my interactions with clients and my community. You can read the NCCA Code of Ethics 

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