Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, The Master’s College
Bob is Professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master’s College. He has served as a Pastor-Teacher in the Evangelical Free Church since 1970. While pastoring in the greater New York area, he handled the crisis telephone calls for the Family Radio station and out of that ministry wrote the book, Help for Hotliners: A Manual to Train Telephone Crisis Counselors. In 1980, he accepted the call to a church planting ministry in Visalia, CA and while serving there he established the Biblical Counseling and Educational Center equipping laymen and pastors in the field of biblical counseling. Dr. Somerville is a fellow and serves as a member of the Board of The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. Bob and his wife, Mary, have two children and seven grandchildren.