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Life Counseling



The Calvary Life Counseling Ministry seeks to serve you by joining you in your journey of embracing God’s hope and healing. Our prayer is that God would free you to be the person He wants you to be so you can live the life He intends for you to live.

Often times the hardest part of this journey can be taking the first step. We encourage you to trust God and begin the process today. Click the button below for step-by-step instructions on making an appointment, contact information and more.

How to Make a Counseling Appointment


* It is our goal to connect our applicants with the best possible care so that in some instances we will refer our applicants to the most appropriate professional provider.


There is no mandatory fee. Our counseling is made possible by the people of Calvary Church Santa Ana. If you wish to donate, your gifts will be applied to the Calvary Church general fund.


The counseling is completely confidential except where limited by law. 


Discover more about our ministry by contacting Stephanie Christian at or 714.550.2455 

First Step

To make an appointment, please call the counseling office at 714-550-2455, or email Stephanie Christian at . We will help answer any questions you may have about the program. (If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 for immediate help.)

You, as a prospective client, will need to fill out an intake questionnaire. The forms are available to download below or you can stop by the church office to pick one up (See hours below). Please complete the form as fully as possible. You may return the form by email, by mail to Calvary Life Counseling Ministry, 1010 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana CA 92705, or by bringing it to the office upstairs in the Worship Center between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Thursday. You may also email the completed form to Stephanie Christian at .

You will be contacted after we have reviewed the completed form for an intake appointment with our Counseling Pastor.

Intake Forms

Individual Counseling Intake Form (PDF)

Couples Counseling Intake Form (PDF)

Next Step

Following the intake, a counselor and meeting time will be arranged. You will be contacted to confirm your scheduled appointment.

If it is determined that the applicant's need is beyond the capabilities of our volunteer Life Counseling Ministry, we will attempt to refer the applicant to the most appropriate professional provider.

We are located upstairs in the northwest corner of the Worship Center of Calvary Church Santa Ana.

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"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."

Jeremiah 17:7-8


The Calvary Life Counseling Ministry is a team of non-professional Volunteer Counselors, and is a biblically-based, short-term, non-fee ministry of Calvary Church Santa Ana, serving the people of Calvary Church, and the community. Life Counseling is part of Calvary's Soul Care Ministries, striving to effectively integrate God’s Word, prayer and the best counseling tools and techniques available with the approach of truth and grace. Our passion is to offer God’s hope and healing to assist individuals to be the people God intends them to be in order to fulfill what God intends them to do.

Hi, I’m Pastor Jim. I am a graduate of Talbot Seminary with a master's degree in Theology with Greek emphasis and 25 years of pastoral counseling experience. My wife Betsy and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2022 and have two sons and two grandchildren. My life experiences have taught me that we all experience pain and loss and would benefit from a safe and caring individual to help us process these difficult, and at times, confusing circumstances. It is my goal to connect you with the help you need whether it be Life Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Stephen Ministry, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Share, or outside referrals.

The best way to determine what would be most helpful would be to meet with me one on one in a caring and confidential interview. Together we can discover which of our highly trained and skillful volunteers would be the best fit for your individual needs, or whether an outside professional would be in your best interest.

All of our Soul Care ministries are Christ-centered and bible based, but we also integrate the best practices of psychology and counseling into our care. Together we invite Jesus into the healing process of our wounds and misdirected coping strategies so that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 4:23-24). Our volunteers are the caregivers, but it is He who is the cure giver.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4