Jerry and Denise Basel, who have been married for over 35 years, co-direct The Father’s
Heart Ministry. Both completed Master's Degrees in Christian Coun- seling at Regent
(CBN) University in Virginia Beach, with Jerry completing an additional Master's
Degree in Theology, and Denise, a Post Master's Certificate with a Biblical Counseling
emphasis. They are also certified as Prayer Counsel- ors from the Elijah House School
for the Ministry of Christian Counseling. The Basels also hold Master's Degrees in
Higher Educa- tion from Michigan State University. Prior to receiving the Lord's
call on their lives to pastoral ministry, they both held teaching and administra-
tive positions at the college and university level for almost 20 years. Jerry is
also an ordained pastor.
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The Father’s Heart Ministry is a non-profit Christian counseling and training ministry
that was established in Atlanta in 1995 to bring spiritual and emotional healing
and restoration to individuals and marriages and to equip people to fulfill their
God-given calling and destiny. Over the years we have experienced that due to past
hurts, many people are often unable to give the love of Father God to others, because
they are hindered in receiving it into their own hearts. As a result, they are blocked
from fulfilling the greatest commandments–to "love the Lord with all your heart,
and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, to
love your neighbor as yourself" (Lk 10:27). As a result, true and intimate relationship
with God and with others does not occur.
We have also experienced that as we allow people more overt opportunities to pursue
and obtain greater levels of emotional and spiritual healing, they are naturally
drawn to the one true God who makes it possible. As a result, they seek to serve
God because of their renewed relationship with Him, not out of a need to perform
and earn His love. Thus, they are drawn to extend the Kingdom of God in whatever
way is consistent with their gifting and the Lord's calling on their life.
the ultimate calling of The Father's Heart Ministry is for individuals to leave the
Christian counseling and healing process with a deep, personal awareness of the love
of God and a passion for Him and His Son. If healing of emotional pain and presenting
problems occurs without this goal being achieved, the ministry has not achieved the
calling that God has given it. Thankfully, this is typically not the case.