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Jimmy McLeod






17 Crestwood Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262

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Jimmy R. McLeod
D.Min., M.Div., M.A., BCPC
17 Crestwood Drive,
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Telephone (817) 966-1446 Mobile


Ministry Focus: Professional Pastoral Counselor
I have been in private practice as a counselor/therapist since 2007, and am founder and Director of Becomer Counseling Services in Roanoke TX. Credentialed as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, I utilize extensive pastoral experience, personal recovery/freedom journey, counseling and training and skill sets in the focus areas of individual, marriage and family, grief, abuse, addictions, anger, spiritual direction/freedom and personal growth.
Professional pastoral counseling is a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as sound psychological understanding for healing and growth. It is provided by certified pastoral counselors who are mental health professionals that have also had in-depth religious and/or theological training.
Becomer Counseling exists to assist people in becoming fully alive, whole human beings as designed by their Creator. It utilizes a therapy process that helps in identifying and healing the hurts, habits and wounds that block/hinder intimacy with God, oneself, family, other relationships and a fruitful life — ‘not who one was, nor is yet to become, daily becoming one as designed by God to be.’ (Ephesians 3:20, NIV). My personal 20 year freedom journey toward emotional and spiritual wholeness radically impacts my life and worldview. See http://www.BecomerCounseling.com
For eighteen years I have facilitated and trained facilitators for Making Peace With Your Past Support Groups and Moving Beyond Your Past Support Groups (13 wk biblically sound) which focus on a process for emotional and spiritual healing/freedom – becoming healthy and whole human beings rather than human doings.

Personal Mission Statement:
I desire to know, love, serve and glorify Father God, to nurture silence, solitude and the spiritual disciplines, to flourish in my gifts, to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ’s acceptance and unconditional love with people so that they have the greatest opportunity of becoming emotionally and spiritually whole, fully developing followers of Jesus living in freedom.

My passion is the birthing and freedom process:
• to cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He births pre-Christians into the Kingdom of God, to help them receive His unconditional love and identity in Christ – to love God intimately
• to encourage and assist battered, broken, bruised and wounded people to find help, hope and healing in Jesus as they make transitions to new emotional/spiritual freedom and transformation
• to coach and equip pastors and laity in implementing support/recovery/freedom groups as ‘safe places’ in Christ’s Church where wounded people experience healing/freedom and wholeness through Jesus Christ in safe groups, and come to know God as Father; to assist local churches to become healthy

Spiritual Gifts: Mercy, Shepherding, Exhortation, Teaching
Strengths: StrengthFinder 2.0 – Maximizer-Arranger-Positivity-Adaptability-Developer; Ministry Insights (Leading from Your Strengths) – Golden Retriever/Otter; Myers Briggs – ESFP

• Certified Career Direct Consultant ( careerdirect-ge.org Crown.org) June 2014
• Intentional Interim Ministry Network BGCT – charter member March 2013
• KAIROS I – Gateway Church, Oct 2010 and August 2012; KAIROS 2 – Gateway Church, March 2013
• Foundations of Freedom (Fall 2009 Cross Timbers Church Argyle taught by Alan Smith [Toby Slough & Brian Hackney]); taught the FOF in Intentional Ministry 2011, and summer 2012 FOF classes again online & Gateway classes
• Gateway Freedom Training August 2012
• Gateway Freedom classes on Spiritual Abuse, Sexuality (1-3), Anger, Healthy Marriage, Life Patterns, From Victimization to Victory, and EQUIP classes on Strengthening your Marriage and the Holy Spirit.
• Surrendering the Secret Facilitator Certification March 2012 (post-abortion)
• Corporate Coach U Coaching Clinic – BGCT Certified Coach August 2012
• Ministry Insights – Leading From Your Strengths Level II Certified Trainer/Facilitator, 2011
• Basic Mediation Training, (as set by Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable and Chapter 154 of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code), 2010
• Intentional Interim Minister certification, The Center for Congregational Health, 2009
• Life Coach credentialed by Coaching4Clergy 2009; Basic and Core Coaching Refresher C4C 2013
• Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) credentialed by Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors [AACC] Forest, VA (October 2007)
• Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (2001-current)
• Member of Tarrant County Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Fort Worth (2003-current)

Church Related Experience:
• Intentional Interim Pastor – Park Central Baptist Church, Dallas, TX (May 2014-present)
• Completed Intentional Interim Minister/Pastor 19 month process with Emmanuel Baptist Church, Weatherford, TX June 2012
• Private Counseling Practice, Roanoke, TX (July 2007-present) Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
• Facilitator, Trainer and Leader for Making Peace With Your Past Support Groups, Cross Timbers Community Church, Argyle, TX (February 2006- December 2010)
• Pastor for Pastoral Care, NorthWood Church, Keller, TX (Sept 1999-Sept 2005) – initiated and provided oversight of professional counseling ministries, lay-caring ministry [Stephen Ministry], extensive support group/recovery groups, and trained 39 facilitators
• Founding Pastor, First Baptist Church (now The Church at Trophy Lakes), Trophy Club, TX (November 1982-June 1999)
• Founding Pastor, Woodlake Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas (June 1977-November 1982)
• Pastor, Oak Street Baptist Church, Graham TX (September 1970-June 1977)
• Served six years as pastor of churches in Birmingham AL, and Hazlehurst GA

The Church At Large:
• Counseling Committee, Tarrant Association, Ft Worth TX (2004-2006); Denominational leader for Injoy Ministries 1990-2000 (John Maxwell, Founder); Denton Association (1977-1999) – served on various committees and task forces; Facilitator of support groups for emotional and spiritual wholeness, workshops on men’s issues, recovery, church growth, and money management; Stephen Leader, lay-caring ministry
• Coach and developer of facilitators for support/recovery groups
• Mission trips to Stuttgart, Germany and education trips to Egypt, Israel and Guatemala
• Member of Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2012
• Past member and director of Roanoke/Westlake/Trophy Club Chamber of Commerce
• Chaplain, Trophy Club Fire Department and Department of Public Safety (1987-1999)
• Served on committees for Northwest Independent School District (Justin, TX)
• Team Member, Vision 2008 Committee, Town of Trophy Club
• “70 Days of Prayer with Fasting,” booklet authored/compiled, 2000. Two articles in The Vary Idea
• “Christian Money Management,” unpublished D.Min. professional project, Church and Proclamation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1981.
• “Managing Your Money and Your Life,” (1981) a seminar focusing on key biblical teachings that God is Owner and man is the responsible, accountable manager of God’s world.
• “Baptist and Methodist Reaction to the 1928 Presidential Election in Alabama,” unpublished M.A. thesis, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972
• Post-graduate work (6 hrs) University of North Texas, Denton TX (Sociology) 1999-2000
• Doctor of Ministry, (Church and Proclamation), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX (July, 1981)
• Master of Divinity, (Theology-languages) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft Worth, TX 1973
• Master of Arts, History, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 1972
• Bachelor of Arts, History/English/Education, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 1966
• Associate of Arts, Brewton-Parker College, Mt Vernon, GA 1964

Continuing Education:

• 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) Leadership Completion (2012)
• Numerous seminars in counseling, mental health, sexual addiction, grief, family systems, addictions, abuse, recovery, and marriage and family issues through the American Association of Christian Counselors and other professional organizations (list available upon request)
• Numerous seminars, I-term and conferences at Southwestern Seminary, Baylor Minister’s Conference, Center for Church Leadership and Renewal, Injoy Ministries (John Maxwell), Saddleback Seminars, Leadership Network, Leighton Ford Ministries, et.al., in preaching, praise and worship, church growth, small groups, personal and career development, leadership, stewardship, communication, conflict management, personality styles, marriage enrichment, support groups and various counseling issues
• Certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor; Certified trainer DiSC and Biblical Personal Profile personality styles assessments; led workshops/conferences for church planters, individual church staffs, and businesses utilizing DiSC assessment in team building

Hobbies and Interests:
• Walking, reading, golf, NASCAR

Personal Information:
• Birthplace: Hazlehurst GA (received Christ age 10, licensed & ordained to the Gospel Ministry at 17
• Married to the former Carol Silas of Hazlehurst, GA at age 21
• Children: Kevin – father of three of our granddaughters; Traci Petty – Husband, Chris, two children, Morgan and Cade
• Health: Very Good

References: (Available upon request)