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BEFORE "I DO" PROVIDERS (updated Fall 2013): 

Hundreds of churches, counseling agencies and community-based organizations use Before "I Do" - Preparing for the Full Marriage Experience to provide marriage preparation to couples. 

The following groups have joined the National Registry of Before "I Do" Providers.  Some offer pre-marriage counseling or pre-marital classes, while others offer marriage mentoring or premarital small groups.  Contact the organizations directly to learn more about their pre-marital education opportunities.  

Their listing in the National Registry should not be viewed as an endorsement by Turn the Tide Resource Group or K. Jason Krafsky.


ARIZONA

Cave Creek/Care Free/Fountain Hills:
 Black Mountain Baptist Church (Pastor Bob Nealy - 480.488.1975)

Chandler/Mesa/Gilbert: Faith Church of the Valley (Pastor John Salvatore - 480.838.6559)

Glendale/Peoria/Avondale: Community Church of Joy (Paul & Linda Geyer - 623.561.0500)

Mesa/Gilbert/Apache Junction: Central Christian Church (Leslie Wolek - 480.924.4946)

Mesa/Gilbert/Phoenix: Red Mountain Community Church (Tony Curtisi - 480.807.5868)

Phoenix/Glendale/Scottsdale: Desert View Bible Church (Pastor Mike Bohlmann - 623.298.4900)

Phoenix/Glendale/Sun City: Joyfilled Marriages (Paul & Linda Geyer - 480.284.1271)

Phoenix/Tempe/Peoria: Pentecostal Deliverance Church of God in Christ (Pastor George Baymon, Jr. - 623.848.0011)

Phoenix/Tempe/Peoria: South Peoria Baptist Church (Pastor James Hayes - 623.486.1556)

Queen Creek/Chandler/Mesa: San Tan Heights Church (April Hill - 480.888.9506)


CALIFORNIA

Atascadero/San Luis Obispo/Santa Margarita: Atascadero Bible Church (Pastor Jay Ables - 805.466.2051)

Claremont/Pomona/Glendora: Granite Creek Community Church (Jan Ashmore - 909.625.4455)

Clovis/Fresno: Clovis Hills Community Church (Bill & Caren Myers - 559.434.1215)

Fresno/Madera: Fresno County Healthy Marriage Coalition (Ron McLain - 559.313.4226)

Grass Valley/Lake Tahoe/Placerville: Crossroads Church (Pastor Ed Lech - 530.268.2539)

Hayward/Oakland: Community of Grace (Pastor John Nielsen - 510.783.8062)

Los Angeles: Young Nak Celebration Church (Pastor John Loffnow - 626.627.5059)

Modesto/Stockton/Merced: Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition-Marriage Resource Center (Jim Steward - 209.606.0772)

Orange County/Santa Ana: Married 4 Keeps (Ken Schaefer - 714.836.0718)

Ripon/Manteca/Modesto: Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church (Rev. Lloyd Wicker - 209.599.4331)

Sacramento/West Sacramento: Real Life Church (Kathy Cannon - 916.928.9005)

Yuba City/Sutter: Church of Glad Tidings (Pastor Bill Jens - 530.671.3160)


COLORADO

Boulder/Longmont:
Boulder Valley Christian Church (Pastor Cathy Howe - 303.494.7748)

Castle Rock/Colorado Springs/Littleton: Christ the King Church (Dan Weidman - 303.663.5751)

Centennial/Denver/Englewood: Connection Coaching, LLC (Greg R. Thiel - 303.798.2456)

Arvada/Denver: Faith Bible Chapel (Valerie Hernandez - 303.422.1130)

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Park Baptist Church (Pastor Steve Turrentine - 719.597.9004)

Cortez/Mancos/Lebanon:  Rock Springs Church (Pastor David Ramsey - 970.565.1177)

Fort Collins/Loveland: Southgate Church (Pastor Kevin McGinley - 970.530.4283)

Lamar/Springfield/Las Animes: Lamar Christian Church (Pastor Ian Blacker - 719.336.5343)


DELAWARE

Newark/Middletown/Dover:
Pike Creek Psychological Center (Jeffrey Ernst - 302.738.6859)

Wilmington/Philadelphia (PA): Brandywine Valley Baptist Church (Cynthia Brown - 302.478.4255)


FLORIDA

Lutz/Tampa/Clearwater:
 Idlewild Baptist Church (Pastor Buff McNickle - 813.264.8788)

Orlando: Dream-Maker Ministries (Paul Davis - 407.967.7553)

Orlando: FaithWorld Church (Pastor Doug Hayes - 407.292.8888 x257)

Sarasota/St Petersburg/Tampa Bay: Loving Each Other (Porter & Joanie Shellhammer - 941.351.0594)

Winter Haven/Lakeland: Heartland Community Church (Pastor Ed Kendrick - 863.324.5502)


GEORGIA

Atlanta/Monroe/Athens:
 Tender Loving Care Home Solutions (Jeremy Watkins - 706.202.0389)

Calhoun/Dalton/Cartersville: Challenge Ministries (Eddie Brannon - 770.548.2273)

Kennesaw/Acworth/Marietta: Divine Destiny Counseling and Life Coaching (Dee Dixon - 800.462.6980)

Peachtree City/Fayetteville/Newnan: Dogwood Church (Jim & Carolyn Mayo - 770.487.6691)

Woodstock/Atlanta/Marietta: First Baptist Church of Woodstock (Sara Stockton - 770.591.4770)


IDAHO

Boise/Garden City:
 Park Center Assembly of God (Pastor Tim Bridgewater - 208.336.1925)

Boise/Nampa/Caldwell: River City Church (Pastor Wayne Crownover - 208.375.5104)

Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls/Rathdrum: Hope Marriage Ministries (Will & Cindy Goff - 208.771.2021)

Eagle/Boise: Eagle Nazarene Church (Ed Weaver - 208.939.0661)

Lewiston: Emmanuel Baptist Church (Pastor John Stroupe - 208.746.1211)


ILLINOIS

Springfield/Decatur/Bloomington:
 ConnectEd PAIRS (Marilyn Stevens - 217.638.5545)



IOWA

Waukee/Des Moines: Point of Grace Church (Lori Hommer - 515.987.9595 x607)


KANSAS

Mulvane/Wichita/Wellingham:
 Mulvane Christian Church (Pastor Dane Massey - 316.777.1116)


KENTUCKY


Georgetown/Lexington/Frankfort: Harmony Christian Church (Donald & Mary Virginia Croley - 502.863.5337)


MARYLAND

Baltimore/Aberdeen:
Pike Creek Psychological Center (Jeffrey Ernst - 302.738.6859)

Hanover: Pure in Heart Ministries (Lana Tull - 410.551.2776)

Union Bridge/Libertytown/New Windsor: Uniontown Bible Church (Pastor Steve Hreha - 410.775.1345)


MASSACHUSETTS

Framingham:
 Framingham Church of the Nazarene (Pastor Jim Ennis - 508.844.6646)


MINNESOTA

Golden Valley/Plymouth:
 Calvary Lutheran Church (Rev. Matt Anderson - 763.545.5659)

Minnetonka/Eden Prairie: Comprehensive Counseling (Donna Erickson - 612.616.2732)

New Hope/Minneapolis/St Paul: New Hope Church (Greg Braly - 763.533.2449)


MISSISSIPPI

Laurel:
 City of Laurel Healthy Marriage Initiative (Cecil Ashford- 508.844.6646)

Madison/Ridgeland/Canton: Family Matters First, Inc (Teresa Adams, LPC - 601.624.1756)



MISSOURI

Alexandria/Wayland:
 Alexandria Baptist Church (Rev Randy J. Ewart - 660.754.5036)


NEVADA

Henderson/Las Vegas: Neighborhood Church (Susan Nance - 702.565.9672)

Las Vegas: Canyon Ridge Christian Church (Pastor Jody Hardenbrook - 702.658.2722 x246)

Las Vegas: Versatile Seminars Plus (Cathy Hazzlerigg - 702.274.0271


NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque/Rio Rancho:
 Cottonwood Church (Dan Cooley - 505.792.9191)


NEW YORK

New York/Riverdale: Say I Do With Love, Inc (Rev. Yvonne Dixon - 646.339.7450)


NORTH CAROLINA

Huntersville/Charlotte: 
Lake Norman Baptist Church (Rick Myers - 704.766.0012)

Peachland/Rockingham/Monroe/Wadesboro: Harmony Community Church (Rev. Rocky Carpenter - 704.272.8193)

Statesville: Grace Covenant Foursquare Church (Pastor Greg Laskowski - 704.878.0700)


OHIO

Centerville:
 Agape Counseling Center (Roberta Bogle - 937.671.7703)

South Charleston/Springfield/London: Stubborn Pursuits Ministries (Richard & Sharon Wildman - 937.462.8148)


OKLAHOMA

Norman/Oklahoma City/University of Oklahoma:
 Summit Church (Pastor Jay Stokes - 405.205.9200)


OREGON

McMinnville/Portland:
 Bethel Baptist Church (Pastor Richard Bryson - 503.434.5541)

Oregon City/Clackamas/Lake Oswego: Oregon City Church of the Nazarene (Dannie Brown - 503.656.6536)


PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh:
 Nabhi Christian Ministries (Pastor J. Fielder- 412.661.1919)

Philadelphia/Glen Mills: Life Counseling Services (Cynthia Brown - 610.644.6464 x1266)

Philadelphia: Pike Creek Psychological Center (Jeffrey Ernst - 302.738.6859)

Philadelphia: Brandywine Valley Baptist Church (Cynthia Brown - 302.478.4255)


SOUTH CAROLINA

Mount Pleasant/Charleston:
 Seacoast Church (Starr Lawson - 843.881.2100 x 1207)


SOUTH DAKOTA

Flandreau/Sioux Falls/Brookings:
 The Rescue Church (Jon Sanders - 605.573.0080)


TENNESSEE

Dandridge/Knoxville/Morristown:
 Defining Moments Ministries (Rev. Don Anderson - 865.256.9137)

Memphis/Cordova: The Life Church of Memphis (Pastor Reymundo Meneses - 901.751.0095)


TEXAS

Austin/San Antonio:
 Northwest Fellowship (Mark Wetzel - 512.923.7581)

Dallas/Plano/Richardson: Marriage Mentors  (Deb Horan- 972.774.1400)

Killeen/ Fort Hood / Belton: Divine Destiny Counseling and Life Coaching (Dee Dixon - 678.736.3728)

Tyler/Longview/University of Texas Tyler: Shiloh Road Church of Christ (Ron Shultz - 903.566.5583)


VIRGINIA

Hampton:
 Liberty Baptist Church (Pam Whisnant - 757.826.2110 x.120)


WASHINGTON STATE

Arlington/Stanwood: First Baptist Church of Arlington (Pastor Bill Walker - 360.435.3040)

Auburn/Black Diamond: Camp Berachah (Rev. Steve Altick - 253.939.0488)

Black Diamond/Enumclaw: Chapel Wood Baptist Church (Pastor Tim Oosterhout - 360.886.1117)

Bothell/Mill Creek/Kirkland: Cedar Park Assembly of God (Sherrill Shipley - 425.488.3600)

Bothell/Mill Creek/Kirkland: Eastside Foursquare Church (Pastor Ben Vendelin - 425.488.2500)

Colfax/Pullman: Colfax Assembly of God (Pastor Bill Reynolds - 509.397.6629)

Ellensburg/Wenatchee: Marriage Savers Washington (Dr. James Powell - 509.925.1180)

Federal Way/Seattle: Our Savior's Baptist Church (Pastor Joe Donaldson - 253.839.6822)

Graham/Spanaway/Tacoma: Graham Evangelical Covenant Church (Pastor Rich Arnold - 253.224.1106)

Lynnwood/Edmonds/Everett: Good Shepherd Baptist Church (Pastor Chris Boyer - 425.774.1010)

Maple Valley/Black Diamond/Covington: Parachute Counseling (Ron Hacker - 425.318.2410)

Maple Valley/Renton/Ravensdale:
New Community Church (Ron Hacker - 425.432.1359)

Olympia/Lacey: Flood the Sound Fellowship (Pastor Scott Manley - 360.352.3535)

Olympia/Tumwater/Lacey: Life Pointe Church (Pastor Jim Hays - 360.628.0364)

Puyallup/South Hill/Graham: Christ Community Baptist Church (John Golling - 253.846.3000)

Puyallup/South Hill/Tacoma: Lighthouse Christian Center (Paul Moffett - 253.848.8553)

Rochester/Centralia/Chehalis: Rochester Life Church (Pastor Leif Holmes - 360.273.5379)

Seattle/Lynnwood: Seattle Alliance Bible Fellowship (Pastor Samuel Badon - 206.779.9942)

Snoqualmie/North Bend: Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church (Mary Leonard - 425.441.8364)

Spokane/Veradale: Mosaic Fellowship (Pastor John Repsold - 509.747.3008)

Spokane Valley: Marriage Friendly Communities (Jack Cosby - 509.953.1067)

Sumner/Puyallup: Calvary Community Church (Mark Edwards - 253.863.3352)

Sumner/South Hill/Edgewood: Pastor Joe Duran (Joe Duran - 253.230.6060)

Sunnyside/Grandview: Douglas E. Wrung, MD, PS (Rose Marie Wrung - 509.839.4171)

Tacoma/Lakewood/Spanaway: South Lakeshore Christian Church (Pastor Lonnie Anderson - 253.535.3811)

Vancouver/Ridgefield: Brush Prairie Baptist Church (Pastor Stephen Harrier- 360.892.4664 x109)


WISCONSIN

Black River Falls:
 Family Worship Assembly (Pastor John Cowles - 715.284.5569)


OUTSIDE USA

TURKEY - Turgutreis: Haven of Hope (Mark & Pat Juarez - 0.531.598.6732)

UGANDA - Kampala: Makerere Community Church (Simon Peter Onaba - 256.712.416780)


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