About the Founder

Light Counseling was co-founded in 1991 by Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors.

Tim and Julie Clinton Founder Christian Light Counseling

Tim and Julie Clinton

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. (The College of William and Mary) is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited more than 15 books including his latest release “God Attachment: Why You Believe, Act, and Feel About God” and “Turn Your Life Around: Breaking Free from Your Past to New and Better You.”
He has been married 28 years to his wife Julie and together they have two children, Megan and Zach. On most nights you’ll find him on the lake fishing with his family or on the sidelines of a game staying close to his kids as a dad and coach.


What People are Saying About Tim…

Larry Crabb Endorse Christian Counseling

Larry Crabb

“No one I know better combines a visionary spirit that creates incredible ministry opportunities with a hunger for God that longs to experience His reality. Add a powerful speaking gift to the mix, and you have a much used servant of Christ and kingdom ambassador, Tim Clinton.”

Larry Crabb
NewWay Ministries



Steve Arterburn endorse Christian Light Counseling

Steve Arterburn

“Tim Clinton has changed the face of Christian counseling in America. No one has done more to advance the course of hurting people getting the best help possible.”

Stephen Arterburn
Founder and Chairman New Life Ministries




Tim LaHaye endorse Tim Clinton Christian Counseling

Tim LaHaye

“Tim Clinton has done an incredible job of networking, educating, and encouraging Bible counselors throughout the world. As the president of the AACC he is the visionary for its many different resources. He is a gifted organizer and is committed to promoting Biblical principles for helping hurting people. Tim has a genuine love for Christ which spills over into his passion of helping those who serve hurting people.”

Tim LaHaye
Author, Minister



H.B. London Jr. Christian Endorse Lynchburg Counseling

H.B. London Jr.

Tim Clinton is gracious and talented. He is committed to the spiritual and emotional well-being of people everywhere. He has distinguished himself as one of our nation’s most effective Christian leaders. He has a unique knack of bringing the right people together at the right time. I value his friendship, and marvel at his ability to get things done.

H.B. London Jr.
Vice President, Church Clergy and Medical Outreach Focus on the Family