Gordon Bals

Counselor / Founder

Gordon founded Daymark Pastoral Counseling in 1997.  He counsels in a variety of areas but especially focuses on issues related to marriage and family, grief and loss or religious and spiritual issues (trouble with integrating faith from day to day).  Gordon has a unique way of helping the Scriptures come alive in everyday situations and pointing others through difficulty or confusion toward reconciliation with God.  He is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Beeson Divinity School. He is also the author of two books: Common Ground: Discovering God’s Redemption in Your Marriage and Grace from Head to Heart: Experiencing God's Kindness in a Fallen World.  Prior to founding Daymark Pastoral Counseling, Gordon worked as an adolescent and family counselor and as an Assistant Pastor at a local church. Gordon has been married since 1990 and has three daughters. 

  • Ed.D. Pastoral Community Counseling -  University of Sarasota
  • M.A.Biblical Counseling – Colorado Christian University 
  • B.S.Nautical Science – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 
  • Board Certified Pastoral Counselor – Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors