About Us

Jerry and Denise Basel have been married for over forty years and co-direct of The Father’s Heart Intensive Christian Counseling Ministry in Cleveland, Georgia. They have counseled individuals and couples from across the United States and internationally for more than twenty years.


The Basels have authored two books, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself--Loving Yourself the Way God Does Can Bring Healing and Freedom to Your Life, and Loving God, Loving Myself--Finding the Heart of the Father in Our Daily Lives.

Both completed Master's Degrees in Christian Counseling 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 certified as Prayer Counselors from the Elijah House School for the Ministry of Christian Counseling. Jerry is also an ordained pastor. 


The Basels also hold Master's Degrees in Higher Education from Michigan State University. Prior to receiving the Lord's call to pastoral ministry, they both held teaching and administrative positions for twenty years at the college and university levels, concluding at The University of Texas. 

Jerry and Denise grew up in Pinconning, Michigan and also lived in Texas, Virginia, and Georgia. They now reside in the beautiful North Georgia mountains with their border collie, Skye. 

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