Friday, February 22, 2019

Ministries in Depth

UBCMC3 Remembers May is Mental Health Awarness Month


The Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling (MCCC) was established in 2000 to address the emotional and spiritual concerns of our disciples. Counseling works in concert with worship, preaching, prayer, Scriptural study, and other resources God provides to bring about healing to our community of believers. How do you know if you might benefit from counseling? Consider whether you struggle with any of the following challenges:

  • Frequent, intense, or long-lasting changes in mood
  • Worry or fear that occupies your mind most of the time.
  • Problems communicating effectively with others.
  • Physical complaints that do not have a medical explanation.
  • History of trauma, abuse, or neglect.
  • Difficulty functioning in job, family, or community roles/relationships



Members of our staff occasionally provide consultation to persons and families who may be seeking more information or guidance about a specific situation. For example, while psychological testing and evaluations are not provided, we can give guidance to the process of seeking an evaluation, interpreting its results, or following through on recommendations.


Counseling and Consultation Appointments

Our licensed staff of mental health professionals and supervised, master's-level interns provides confidential counseling services at no cost to our disciples. To request an appointment, please complete the form below and return to the MCCC office (located behind the Chapel on the 2nd floor of the Educational Building). A member of our staff will contact you and arrange an appointment. Daytime and evening appointments are typically available.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for an initial appointment. Additionally, please note that in some instances, depending on your presenting concerns and our staff expertise, you may be referred to another community resource.


Licensed Mental Health Professionals

 Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S.—Licensed Psychologist

Anita Daniels, MSW, LCSW, LCAS—Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ava Hinton, MA, MPA, LPC—Licensed Professional Counselor

Psiyina Davis, MACC—Intern pursuing licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy

 Lael Mills, MA, LPCA—Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor 

Stephen Ministry Leaders

Tonya Armstrong—Training Coordinator, Continuing Education Coordinator

Kim Nichols—Referrals Coordinator & Publicity & Awareness Coordinator
Brenda Hall—Supervision Coordinator 

Stephen Ministers

Earlette Conte

Donna Harris

Patricia Perry

Bruce Reavis

Rosa Williams

Dina Nelson

Janice Parker



Deborah Bell

Juanita Harris

Harriet Holloway

Karen Johnson


Grief Support Group
Tonya Armstrong
Ava Hinton
Nellie Jones
Micheline Malson
Sonya Mathias
Kim Nichols


H.E.R.O.E.S. Care
Deborah Bell
Olivia Hughes
Kim Nichols
Janice Parker
Patricia Perry


Christian Education Ministries

Christian Education Ministry - Contact: Sandra Wiggins - 919-477-7340

This ministry is multi-faceted and is committed to helping disciples learn the scriptures and apply biblical principles to all areas of their lives. Elements of this ministry are Sunday school, midweek Bible study, Vacation Bible School, discipleship training, leadership seminars and workshops. There are classes for all ages.