Dr. Roger DePriest
Adjunct Professor, Biblical Counseling
Dr. DePriest has served as Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary since 2000. He is the Executive Director at Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries, an ordained Baptist minister, and a Level 2 certified ACBC counselor. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA; an M.A. in Theological Studies from Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, CA; and a B.A. in Psychology from Cedarville College in Cedarville, OH. He has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years, serving 20+ years in pastoral ministry (first as a youth pastor and then as a pastor/church-planter), and for the past 12+ years in jail and prison ministry (first as Chaplain and then as Regional Director). Throughout his professional years, he has carried on an active counseling ministry, pulpit ministry during his work with jail and prison ministry, as well as serving as interim pastor multiple times. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member with Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, he has also been an adjunct faculty member at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, and Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, MI. Roger and his wife Susann have five sons, two grandsons and two granddaughters.