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First Baptist Church at The Fields believes in the importance of strong mental health and has provided space on our campus for licensed counselors/psychologists to be able to meet with clients. Listed below are the therapists that currently meet on our campus. There is contact information below each bio for you to reach out to them directly. All scheduling of appointments will be handled directly with the therapists and not through the church.spacer-long.png



Mark Nesbit, M.A, LPC, LMFT

Mark Nesbit combines a warm, engaging, relational style of counseling with the ability to challenge clients about the issues they face. Mark is passionate about working with individuals and families. As a former associate pastor at a local church, he has helped many people by using biblical insights and a sensitivity to core issues as they relate to individuals, couples, and families. Mark enjoys walking with clients as they make decisions to trust God with their deepest hurts, fears, and hopes. Mark received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. He is both a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. Mark holds certifications from the National Anger Management Association as a Certified Anger Management Specialist, and in Prepare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Counseling. He is an ordained minister with over 12 years of service in a local church as an Associate Pastor, serving in the roles of Adult Discipleship & Education Ministry, Family Ministry, and Pastoral Care. Mark and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for over 45 years and live in Carrollton.

You can reach Mark by emailing him at [email protected].


Dr. Deb Wade, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Deb Wade is an experienced psychologist that is warm and inviting. She is a person of high integrity and is someone you can relate to and trust. She is an adept listener and encourager of those who seek respite from difficulties and problems but can also challenge her clients if she feels they need gentle confrontation. Deb’s areas of specialty include individual, marital, and sports performance therapy. She can help clients to improve relationships as well as identify and master current or past family-of-origin scars as a hindrance to self-esteem, identity, and performance. Deb has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1992 and earned a Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was the Founder/Owner of one of the largest faith-based counseling centers in the Metroplex. She worked as an adjunct professor in the fields of psychology, addiction, and statistics at the University of Missouri, served as a Sports Psychologist to Division 1 athletes, and authored and developed sports psychology programs at Southern Methodist University and Grand Canyon University. She has been selected to work with Navy Seals, Army Snipers, Green Berets, and others to address Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and how to adjust to life outside the military. Deb and her husband, Mike, have been married for over 45 years and live in Oak Point.

You can reach Deb by emailing her at [email protected].



dashdash-icons.pngEnd of Life Ministry

As much as we don’t want to think about, talk about, or plan for the end of life, it is a reality for everyone. We will help individuals and families with conversations that are uncomfortable or difficult, so they can discuss what this phase of life will bring and determine the personal wishes of each individual.

Funerals and Memorial Service

When a death occurs and your family is in need of compassionate care, we are here to help. Our Pastoral Care team will pray with you and walk with you through this valley. We will offer resources and guidance in organizing a meaningful remembrance service that honors your loved one. It is our desire to bring hope in the midst of your sorrow and demonstrate God‘s love for you in your time of loss.

Funeral consultation provided by Greg Hutchinson. More about Greg

Contact Greg by email or leave a voicemail at 972-512-3843.

Funeral Checklist