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Counseling Ministry

The First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Georgia Counseling Ministry offers biblically-based and practical:

  • individual counseling
  • premarital, marriage and family counseling
  • life coaching

There is no charge for these services. Call 706-865-2933 to make an appointment.

Our Ministers of Counseling are

  • Dr. Michael Palmer
    Dr. Palmer is one of the co-founding counselors of our Counseling Ministry at Cleveland First Baptist Church. As an ordained minister, Dr. Palmer has served churches in central and north Georgia as Senior Pastor and Minister of Education. He also served as Hospital Chaplain in central Georgia. Prior to his call to the ministry, Dr. Palmer was CEO of two publicly traded (NASDAQ) corporations and Senior Vice President of a NYSE corporation. He taught Economics at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Palmer was a fighter pilot and test pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Palmer's favorite scripture is I Corinthians 13. Dr. Palmer is a widower and has three children and six grandchildren.
  • Rev. Doug Bennett
    Rev. Bennett is a founding counselor of Cleveland First Baptist Church's Counseling Ministry. Rev. Bennett, is an ordained minister who has served as the pastor of several churches in Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Rev. Bennett moved to Cleveland to serve as the director of an outdoor therapeutic program. Doug is a great listener whose goal is to help people live a full and happy life within the Christian faith. Since his retirement, Doug and his wife Ann continue to be active in the ministry of Cleveland First Baptist Church. They have three children and several grandchildren.