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The mission of Brave Life Pastoral Counseling is to provide holistic, Christ-centered, Spirit-infused counseling to hurt people, empowering healed and restored people to fully grasp their identity as loved children of Father God.

Our Services

We recognize that counseling is not one-size-fits-all. We tailored our services to reflect that belief.

Your First Session

You can get the boring paperwork out of the way before you ever step into the office. Download your intake packet here.


It’s the 21st Century so we like to communicate like it is. We have several avenues that you can get a hold of us.

Meet Your Counselors

Derek Ellis (MA, BCCC) is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in life coaching. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University in 2012 and plans to pursue his doctorate in the future. Derek is a Board Certified Christian Counselor through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors, a professional organization associated with the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Derek currently serves as the counseling pastor at Champion City Church as well as the member of the staff teaching team. Derek was ordained as a minister within the denomination in 2017. Brave Life Pastoral Counseling operates under the sponsorship and auspices of the elders of Champion City Church.

Contact Details

Phone: 937-365-7257 (call or text)
Address: 20 S. Limestone Street, Suite 335,
Springfield, OH 45502