Derek Bracken

Board Certified Biblical Counselor



After completing a successful career in law enforcement that afforded many opportunities to help people hurting from situations that life had thrown at them, Derek found himself counseling men struggling with a variety of issues at a men's facility in Anderson, SC.  This led Derek to return to college where he earned a B.S. in Psychology: Christian Counseling through Liberty University. Derek is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC) through the International Board of Christian Care, an affiliate of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Derek has also been commissioned by Cedar Grove Baptist Church as a Minister of Counseling. This allows Derek to be free of any State licensing regulations that would prohibit him from using Scripture and the life-changing truths found there, as well as praying with clients, during counseling sessions. Derek uses a combination of life experiences that have proven the usefulness of Biblical principles, along with proven counseling methods to help hurting people build and re-build their lives and relationships. 

Home Builders Family Counseling is a ministry partner of Cedar Grove Baptist Church located at 13024 Highway 20 Belton, SC. Unless otherwise needed, all of the counseling sessions take place on the campus of Cedar Grove Baptist. For more information about Cedar Grove Baptist Church, click on the link at the top of the page.

Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
— Deuteronomy 11:26-28