Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling 

Premarital counseling is available at Heritage Baptist Church through the GraceCare Counseling ministry for those who are going through or have completed our membership class, called New Connections. Generally, premarital counseling is done by Pastor Mike and scheduled by emailing Leanna at lbbranner@hbclynchburg.com. Other pastors or approved HBC counselors may be recommended to you if Pastor Mike’s schedule is full. You also may arrange for another HBC pastor to do premarital counseling.
 
However, a few stipulations apply:
  • At least one member of the couple must be an active member of HBC. Nevertheless, some exceptions may be made  based on special circumstances and after a review by the pastor who is providing the counseling.
  • Premarital counseling is approximately 5-6 weekly sessions, usually performed during regular work hours.
  • Additional sessions may be required if the pastor feels the couple has the need.
  • Counseling should be scheduled well in advance to avoid conflicts with wedding dates.
 
If you would like to be married at the HBC facilities, please click here for more information on our wedding policies and reservation process.
 
If you would like an HBC pastor to perform your ceremony off-site, please complete this form and return to GraceCare Counseling for filing.