The idea for BCBC started in 2015 with a series of conversations between two couples - Fletcher & Megan Lang and Alasdair & Lauren Groves. Fletcher serves as the Lead Pastor at City on a Hill Church in Somerville, and Alasdair serves as the Director of CCEF New England in Vermont.
BCBC intentionally aligns with the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) model of care.
Fletcher Lang - Executive Director - Fletcher is a co-founder of BCBC, and he serves full-time as the Pastor of City on a Hill Church in Somerville. He holds an M.Div. in theology and is working on a D.Min. in Biblical Counseling and Applied Theology, both degrees from Southern Seminary. Fletcher enjoys reading, running, and cycling through Boston traffic without dying.
Dr. Jeffrey Monk - Lead Counselor - Dr. Monk completed both his M.Div. (counseling emphasis) and his Ph.D. in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, Pa. He has more than 11 years of counseling experience, which includes serving at Christian Counseling and Education Foundation, Glenside, Pa, and at Redeemer Counseling Services, NYC. He has also taught grad. Master of Arts in Counseling students how to use the story of Scripture to reorient a counselee's heart at Biblical Theological Seminary as well as Introduction to Christian Counseling and Theological Foundations of Counseling at Cairn University. Prior to graduate school, he served in as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel, Westminster, England, for several years.
He experienced with: depression, loss, addiction, anger, anxiety, OCD, overcoming failure (moral, vocational, or relational), difficulties with sexual identity, relationship problems & premarital counseling, couples counseling, career decisions, and mid-life related struggles.
He enjoys reading, cooking, film, and engaging contemporary cultural trends from a Christian worldview perspective.
Dr. Jennifer Huang Harris - Counseling Psychiatrist - Dr. Jennifer Huang Harris is a board certified psychiatrist. After completing her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, she was involved with palliative care research before attending the Trinity Fellows Academy where she investigated the intersection of Christianity and psychiatry under the mentorship of David Powlison. She subsequently earned a M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern, and was trained in psychiatry both at UT Southwestern and Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Harris holds a position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and holds an appointment as an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches medical students and residents.
She has broad clinical interests in psychiatry, including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, addictions, sleeps disorders, psychiatric issues in those with co-existing medical conditions, and cross-cultural issues. She believes it is important to consider a suffering person in his/her complexity, and as such believes that a compassionate and pragmatic approach to healing considers their faith, often involves therapy, and sometimes also includes medication.
Megan Lang - Office Manager - BCBC has been as much of Megan's vision as it has been Fletcher's. She helped co-found the center and has been very involved every step of the way. As the office manager, Megan handles much of the day-to-day operations of the organization such as billing and booking. She and Fletcher have two children, and she enjoys reading and distance running.
Fletcher Lang - Executive Director of BCBC and Pastor at City on a Hill - Brookline/Somerville
Alasdair Groves - Director of CCEF New England and School of Biblical Counseling
Curtis Cook - Pastor of Hope Fellowship - Cambridge
Enoch Liao - Pastor at Boston Chinese Evangelical Church
Mark Russell - Business leader at Cervello - Boston
We are gospel-centered.
We are church-based.
We are clinically-informed.
In 5 years:
We hope to have one central location in Boston with 5-10 counselors at locations spread throughout the metro region.
We hope to have 50 charter churches who are partnering with us in fostering a culture of care.
We hope to have a yearly pastor cohort where pastors can dive deeper into addressing issues of their own hearts and the hearts of their congregants.
We hope to host multiple equipping events a year such as marriage conferences, parenting trainings, and counseling trainings for local trainings.
We hope to develop “care advocates” at partnering churches to serve as a liaison and culture-makers in their local setting.
We hope to have a thriving internship program where counselors all over the country can gain experience and learn from our staff.