The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board has entered an agreement with numerous Christian counseling centers across the state to provide one free counseling consultation for any Tennessee Baptist pastor or other ministerial church staff member and their dependent family members.

TBMB also provides partial payment for up to six additional sessions with a professionally-trained Christian counselor, with the need for the additional sessions determined by the counselor and the client.


Call 1–833–55PEACE


All calls are strictly confidential.

Shepherd Care provides a safe place to reach out when you feel overwhelmed by the pressures and stresses of ministry. Call now for a free consultation with a trained Christian counselor.

WHO — Pastors, their wives and dependent children, other ministerial church staff, their spouses and dependent children, and recent widows and dependent children of pastors and church staff.

WHERE — Numerous Christian counseling centers across the state with which the TBMB has a cooperative agreement. Centers in metropolitan areas (Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis) provide a wide range of mental health services. Other centers, located in less densely-populated parts of the state, provide excellent counseling services as well.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is staffed 24 hours a day: Call or Text 988

“I love and appreciate pastors and have a genuine concern for their care. Shepherd Care is a tool focused on the spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial health of pastors and ministry leaders.”
-Randy Davis, TBMB President/Executive Director

Why the 833 prefix? Romans 8:33 reveals there is no stigma for seeking help: “Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.”
-Romans 8:33

Why 55PEACE? Isaiah 55 gives an assurance of PEACE in the LORD.
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
-Isaiah 55:12