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Spirit,  Word  and  Sacrament

Emmaus Abbey  Centre for Christian Counseling



  Rev. Dr. V. P. Travis, Jr.

  Pastor / Executive Director

  Emmaus Abbey Centre for Christian Counseling

  Emmaus Institute - A Certified Academic Institution training Pastoral Counselors


Fuller Theological Seminary, Doctorate, D.Min, Pastoral Theology,  Pasadena, CA

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, M.Div., Louisville, Ky

Liberty University, MA., Master of Arts Counseling, Lynchburg, VA
University of Kentucky, Bachelors of General Studies in Respiratory Therapy & Psychology),  Lexington, K

Clinical Pastoral Education-4 CPE Units, Clinical Integration Theology & Psychology

Command & General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education-(Hospital Chaplaincy)- (7R) US Army Chaplain CORPS

Clergy Credentials
NCCA Clinical Supervisor, NCCA Diplomate, National Board of Christian Clinical Counselors
NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (Advanced Certification) NCCA licensed #51355) by National Board of Examiners

of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA)

Suicide Prevention Trainer for ASIST, QPR

Spirituo-therapy and Exchange Life
Certified Academic Institution, Executive Director-Knoxville Campus, for National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA)
International Representative for Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling
Ordained priests authorized to conduct Christian pastoral counseling under statues of Tennessee State Law
Board Certified (by National Board of Examiners of the National Christian Counselors Association-NCCA):
Marriage and Family, NCCA-Advanced Certification

Gottman Marriage Institute- Level 1 Training, 2007, Seattle, WA

Pastoral Experience

Canon Missioner for Midsouth Diocese

Priest/Emmaus Abbey Church, Knoxville, TN
Executive Director Emmaus Abbey & Centre
 for Christian Counseling, Knoxville, TN
U.S. Army Chaplain (Ret), Lieutenant Colonel-24 years

Clinical Pastoral Counseling- 30 years

Clinical Chaplain, US Army, Behavioral Mental Health Services-1998-2008

Teaching/Preaching- 30 years

US Military & Professional Chaplain- 37 years

Missionary- 25 years

Church Affiliation: Diocese of Mid-South, Sharpsburg, GA

Tennessee Commission on Ministry

Diocese of South East Commission on Marriage

Dr. Travis is the senior pastor at Emmaus Abbey Church in Knoxville and the founder and Director of Emmaus Abbey Church and

Centre for Christian Counseling. The Emmaus Abbey Church and Centre for Christian Counseling is a SACC & NCCA certified training

location training students and pastors in Christian counseling. 

For any further information, please contact our office.