Healing happens in a glorious garden where CHRIST as a river of living water flows into four streams (Genesis 2:10, Psalm 46:4, John 4:13–14).

We believe the four streams of healing are:

CHURCH – corporate celebration and communion as the Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25–27).

COUNSEL – professional faith- based therapy and pastoral care (Proverbs 15:22).

COMMUNITY – doing life together as a Band of Brothers/Sisters (Acts 2:42-47).

CONTEMPLATION – prayer, scripture meditation before an Audience of One (Psalm 46:10).

Where these four streams converge and compliment each other, healing happens. To exempt one compromises the whole. We seek wholeness – the cure of sin through confession to Christ (I John 1:9) and the healing of shame through confession of story in a redemptive community in Christ (James 5:16).

Here are two local professionals and ministry allies that help men and women find home and healing in Christ in W. MI.  


Journey Christian Counseling

My passion is to lead men and women through seasons of transformative growth that enable them to live into their world with impact and to bring hope and healing to others. I currently serve as the Director of The Journey Christian Counseling, as well as on the pastoral staff at Crossroads Bible Church as the Director of Men’s Ministry, counseling and care.

As a pastor and counselor, I have spent the last 20 years of my life walking with people through all kinds of personal and relational concerns, struggles and trauma. I have particular experience and interest in men’s issues, freedom from sexual addictions and sexual abuse recovery. I have had the privilege of leading groups of all kinds and have developed a love for guiding wilderness retreats for men and fathers and sons. My hope is that you will find TJCC to be a clinically relevant, client-centered, and relational environment where you can meet God, and feel comfortable to be yourself and pursue healing in your story.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being in the outdoors camping and fishing, spending time with my wife and 3 kids, watching college and pro football, having coffee with a friend, or visiting one of Michigan’s great breweries.



Kevin DeKam Counseling

After several years of private practice counseling with the Fountain Hill Center in Grand Rapids, MI, then 2 years overseas serving as the first Administrator of the Esther School in Zambia, I have returned to my counseling practice, operating under my own name and in Byron Center, MI. I work with individuals, couples and families, specializing in treating trauma and working within relationships. As a father of 3 biological sons and an adopted daughter, I also work within families on father/son relationships and adoption and attachment issues, among other areas of interest.

All of that said, I often state my true specialty as “Therapy for Normal People” as most of my clients are very ordinary people facing some general or specific challenge, who recognize the benefit of seeking support from someone who can be objective toward their relationship or situation and, therefore, helpful.