Founder

W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D. has been in ministry as a Biblical Counselor for more than three decades. After his education in the social sciences, Dr. Abercrombie soon recognized the incompatibility of humanistic psychology and Scripture. Rejecting the secular methods of psychotherapy, he devoted himself to the sufficiency of God’s Word and the working of the Holy Spirit as the key elements of transformational change.

As the Founder of the Biblical Counseling Institute, Dr. Abercrombie speaks and teaches throughout the U.S. training pastors, lay leaders, and counseling professionals in the method and practice of biblical care. He holds a M.S.W. degree in Clinical Social Work and a Ph.D. in Human Services with a major in Psychology. He is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida as a professional counselor and family therapist, and is an Ordained and Licensed Southern Baptist Minister.

Dr. Abercrombie has published numerous articles on Christian and family life and has authored two books: Wonderful Counselor: A Return To Truth (with Dr. Kerry Skinner) and CHRISTIAN SHRINKS Answer ALL Your Questions…(No Couch Required) (with Karen Abercrombie). His third book has just been published: My Unexpected New Heart.

He travels and teaches throughout the U.S. on the topics of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship. He resides with his wife Karen in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. In addition to his work with BCI, Dr. Abercrombie provides consultation to various churches and evangelical ministries and previously served as the Associate Pastor of Biblical Counseling at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church in Niceville, FL. Dr. and Mrs. Abercrombie have one daughter, Sarah, who is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida and now lives and works in the Destin, FL area with her beautiful daughter Skylar Michele, the Abercrombies’ first grandchild!