Our History


Christian Counseling Service was created in 1978 by five congregations: State Street Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Redlands United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church. Led by their respective pastors in “Shared Ministries”, these churches midwifed a counseling ministry “open to the spiritual dimension of human life”. Since that time, CCS has grown into a professionally accredited, interfaith agency serving the San Bernardino Central Valley and surrounding communities. Moreover, our family of supporting churches has increased to include 19 diverse congregations.

CCS’ counselors have accrued the education, training and wisdom needed to deal with the stresses caused by today’s fast paced, demanding lifestyle. All have graduate degrees in mental health and ministry that prepare them to focus on the needs of each particular client. Rooted in faith, we practice proven therapeutic methods based on current research