Roger G. DePriest

Faculty Associate,
Biblical Counseling

Dr. DePriest currently serves as Faculty Associate at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary and has served in an adjunct role for the seminary since 2000. He is the Executive Director at Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry, an ordained Baptist minister, and a Level 2 certified ACBC counselor. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from Clarks Summit University 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 University in Cedarville, OH. He has been in full-time ministry for nearly 40 years, serving 20+ years in pastoral ministry (first as a youth pastor and then as a pastor/church-planter), more than twelve years of leadership in jail and prison ministry (first as Chaplain and then as Regional Director), and in 2012 he founded Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry of Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Executive Director. In addition to serving as an Faculty Associate with Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, he is also an adjunct faculty member at Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA, Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and Grace Christian University in Grand Rapids, MI.

Roger and his wife Susann have five sons and eleven grandchildren.

Introduction to Biblical Counseling – This course is designed to introduce the student to biblical counseling (1) as a movement, including its key leaders and their writings, and (2) as a distinctive means of discipleship, with particular focus on methodology and the most common issues encountered by counselors. Read more....

Marriage & Family Counseling – This course will address issues primarily related to marriage and family matters, beginning with an examination of the biblical foundations of the home as an institution designed by God. Among other things, it will discuss and biblically engage the following concepts: a theology of marriage, biblical convictions for the home, biblical roles within the home, Christ-like communication, the basics of biblical parenting, and common counseling issues related to marriage and family concerns. Read more....

Issues in Biblical Counseling This course focuses on current/pertinent issues in biblical counseling. Specifically, it seeks to develop in much greater detail—through a commitment to the sufficiency of Christ and Scripture—some of the common counseling issues that biblical counselors face with a strong emphasis on a careful attention to the biblical counseling method when confronted with a difficult counseling issue. Read more....

PhD, Clarks Summit University

MA, Talbot Theological Seminary

BA, Cedarville University

Executive Director, Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry, 2012–present

Faculty Associate, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, 2000–present

Regional Director, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, 2005–12

Chaplain, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, 2000–05

Pastor, Faith Baptist Church (Annapolis, MD), 1987–97

Assistant Pastor, First Baptist Church (Elkhart, IN), 1982–87

Director of Christian Education & Youth, Berean Bible Church (Columbus, IN), 1979–81


2023. Review of The Past Is Yet to Come: Exodus Typology in Revelation by Barbara A. Isbell. Dallas: Fontes, 2022. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 188–191.

2023. Review of Spiritual Warfare for the Care of Souls by Harold Ristau. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2022. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 207–211.

2023. Review of The Trinity in the Book of Revelation: Seeing Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in John’s Apocalypse by Brandon D. Smith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2022. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 195–198.

2023. Review of The Word from the Beginning: The Person and Work of Jesus in the Gospel of John by Bruce G. Schuchard. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Academic, 2022. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 198–200.

2023 Review of Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church by Michael J. Kruger. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 210–215.

2023. A Daily Greek Devotional. Edited by Jared M. August. Bennington, VT. Northeastern Baptist Press. S.vv. “John 13–21” (pp. 235–45).

2022. Review of Psalms, Volume 1: The Wisdom Psalms. A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching (Kerux Commentaries) by W. Creighton Marlowe and Charles H. Savelle, Jr. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2021. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 147–150.

2022. Review of Bullies and Saints: An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History by John Dickson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2021. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 161–164.

2021. Review of John: Volume 2A  by Craig S. Keener. Zonddervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 153–156.

2021. Review of The Spirit of Holiness: Reflections on Biblical Separation by Terry Delaney and Roger D. Duke. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2020. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 177–180.

2021. Review of Church Leadership and Strategy for the Care of Souls by Harold L. Senkbeil and Lucas V. Woodford. Bellingham, WA: Lexham P, 2019. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 138–140.

2021. Review of The Lost Discipline of Conversation: Surprising Lessons in Spiritual Formation Drawn from the English Puritans by Joanne J. Jung. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 140–144.

2020. Review of Reading Genesis Well: Navigating History, Poetry, Science, and Truth in Genesis 1–11 by John Collins. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 130–133.

2020. Review of Lexham Geographic Commentary on Acts through Revelation.  Edited by Barry J. Beitzel. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019. Journal of Ministry and Theology (Fall): 149–153. 

2020. Review of Investing in Eternity: What the Bible Really Teaches about Rewards by Douglas C. Bozung. Maitland, FL. Xulon Press, 2019, Journal of Ministry and Theology (Spring): 145–47.

2019. Review of Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice, by Larry W. Hurtado. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. Journal of Ministry and Theology 23, No. 2 (Fall): 179–81.

2019. Review of Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources, ed. John Glynn and Michael H. Burer. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2018. Journal of Ministry and Theology 23, No. 1 (Spring): 182–84.]

2018. Review of Constantine Tischendorf: The Life and Work of a 19th Century Bible Hunter, by Stanley E. Porter. Journal of Ministry and Theology 22. No. 1 (Spring): 217–19.

2018. Review of Mark Through Old Testament Eyes, by Andrew T. Le Peau. Journal of Ministry and Theology 22. no.2 (Fall): 197–200.

2018. Review of Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness. Journal of Ministry and Theology 22. no. 2 (Fall): 224–26.

2017. Review of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience, by Jeremy Pierre. Journal of Ministry and Theology 21. no.2 (Fall): 205–9.

2012. “An Examination of Literary Chiasms in the Fourth Gospel in the Light of the Discourse Function of Verbal Aspect.” PhD diss., Clarks Summit University.