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Meet Dr. David Deel

“The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, saying, ‘Sir, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matt. 25:20-21 NET) "God has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8

Dr. David Deel is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified LPC supervisor. He is also licensed as a Southern Baptist minister. He has served in church ministry in a variety of roles for more than 30 years in various positions including youth ministry, pastoral ministry and associational consultant.  He has over 25 years of experience as a mental health professional in psychiatric hospitals, private practice and community clinics.  The majority of his professional career was with Community Healthcore (formerly Sabine Valley Center MHMR) from 1994 to 2013 during which time he taught as adjunct instructor for Panola College and East Texas Baptist University.  Prior to joining the faculty at ETBU fulltime in 2013 he served as the regional director for outpatient psychiatric emergency services at CHC.  There he enjoyed the privilege of training the next generation of mental health professionals emphasizing integrated care approaches and community partnerships including integration of faith and healthcare community partners.  As full-time faculty in ETBU's department of psychology he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate schools sharing his field experience with the hope of impacting a larger population in need through the gifts and calling of our exceptional students.