Nathan C. Brooks, III is our  Pastoral Counselor for The Counseling Center. Certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, he was the co-founder and executive director of Pastoral Counseling Services of Central Virginia for more than 40 years before merging with HumanKind. Brooks served as the Minister of Peakland Baptist Church in Lynchburg from 1966-1999, and has served on numerous boards including The Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship, The Family Alliance, Interfaith Outreach Association, and more.

He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Furman University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has a Master of Theology in Pastoral Counseling from Crozer Theological Seminary. A recipient of various awards including the Lynchburg Mayor’s Award for Excellence, in 2010 he was recognized for his contributions to race relations in Lynchburg.

Brooks is married to wife Brenda, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.