Remembering Dr. Freda V. Crews

Remembering Dr. Freda V. Crews

Categories: AACC BLOG

Dr. Freda V. Crews, 86, of Lake Bowen, SC departed for her heavenly home and into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, October 21, 2022, following a lengthy illness.

Dr. Crews was a Charter member of American Association of Christian Counselors and was part of a core group of members who helped offer guidance and support to Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Gary Collins in the early years of AACC.  She served as chairman of the AACC Executive Board for several years and established and led AACC‘s Counselor Care Program. She was a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and founder of the Cherokee County Suicide Prevention Hotline. She was a contributor for “The Soul Care Bible”, a contributing author and columnist for The Christian Counseling Connection, as well as authoring and published her own book, “Get Off Your Own Back”. Dr. Crews was the Pastor of Hope for Living Media Church, and founder and speaker for the Truth for Living radio program until she passed. She was the founder and host of the Time for Hope International Television Ministry, and a member of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters.


Dr. Freda helped blaze a trail for mental health in the Church. I will be forever grateful for her strong support and encouragement especially during our early days. Only heaven will tell of the number of lives she touched for Christ.” – Dr. Tim Clinton

Dr. Freda was a dear friend and mentor.  She first introduced me to Dr. Tim Clinton and is one of the reasons I have been part of the AACC team and leadership for over 20 years.  She was a pioneer in our field and her legacy and love for Christian Counseling live on in this organization.”  -Jennifer Cisney Ellers

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