Professor, Dr. Terry Aaron, Ph.D., is the President & Founder of Have Faith Ministries, Inc. and the Executive Director of HFM Counseling. Dr. Aaron is also the Dean of the Department of Education. He is Chief Professor of this Seminary.
Pastor Dr. Terry Aaron, Ph.D. founded Have Faith Ministries in 1999 as an on-line ministry. Since then it has been Incorporated in the State of Illinois and has grown. He planted a church, Have Faith Christian Fellowship Church, in Red Bud, IL, where he was Pastor for three years. He and his family, including the Ministry, relocated to Granite City, Illinois. Shortly after, the Ministry became International and HFM Christian Counseling Center was born asand now serves Southern Illinois and the Metro East St. Louis, Illinois and the St. Louis, Missouri areas. More info at
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Pastor Dennis Wagner, M.Div., is an Alumni of HFM School of Theology and is on our Board of Directors. He has been on staff with our HFM Christian Counseling division as a Lead Pastoral Counselor and Life Coach. Pastor Wagner has been blessed with many gifts. He currently is the Executive Pastor of Skyline Church in O'Fallon, IL
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Dr. Steven Goldman, M.A., D.D., is on our Faculty Staff. He is also a Minister on staff and a Pastoral Counselor at large. Dr. Goldman is an asset to HFM Seminary and brings a lot to offer students.
Dr. Goldman says, "A Friend is someone who knows everything about you and still likes you. That means God is your best friend.
From childhood, I had always been amazed at the beauty and wonder of life. I soon found out, as many children do in this world, that there is another side to life. A dark side that can be very cruel, and one that tries to beat, force, abuse, manipulate, steal, preach, and teach the very life from you. Is it any wonder that as a young man, I would dare reach out to a God that was an angry cruel Judge, and a distant impersonal being that takes from us as I was taught from the church.
In a little town, (Cridersville, Ohio), on Nov.12, 1979 around 5:00 am, while in the process of commenting suicide, I cried out to God with everything in me, ?If there is a God, show me the way.? At that very moment a bright sparkling light came around me and filled the room. It seemed like time stood still as the light warmly hugged me. I could feel the tangible light as it touched my skin, and I knew the answers to the questions in my heart and mind without a word being spoken. The light was only there for a few moments but it seemed like a lifetime. For days I could still feel the light on and in me! That day caused radical changes in my life, and I learned that there is a God that is much different from one that I had been taught. It would be nice to tell you that there was a warm welcome for me because of what happened that day from the church but there wasn't. I have made it my mission in life to help others come to know the God that found me that day, the one who I have come to know as a Father and friend".
Dr. Clarence Bell Jr., relocated from Birmingham, AL. He has served two terms as Vice President of Have Faith Ministries, Inc.. He is on our Board of Directors.
Dr. Bell states, "At the age of 7 I was hit by a car. I was in an a coma for about a month. When I woke my uncle brought me a card that said "Clarence means "Bright and Lustrous" Isaiah 43:1 out of the wilderness I call you by your name you are mine". At the age of 12 I received the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in an unknown tongue."