Dr. Nicolas Ellen

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B.B.A., University of Houston
M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A.B.C., The Master’s College
D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Counseling)


Nicolas A. Ellen is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church and an instructor at CBS. He has served in full-time ministry as a Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, Assistant Pastor and Senior Pastor for the past 18 years in the Houston, Texas area.

Pastor Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling Center LLC. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, his M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas , his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Masters College, Santa Clarita, California and a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Pastor Ellen is a certified Biblical Counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and a senior member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. He and his wife Venessa have two children, Venezia and Lindsey.  


Pastor Ellen has authored books such as Coming to Know and Walk with GodSO You Want to Get Married?Happy Even AfterPursuing Godliness Through the Disciplines of the Christian FaithWith All Your Heart?Understanding and Developing a Biblical View of Life, Biblical Framework Counseling Basic Training Course, Marriage and Family Basic Training Course, The Dynamics of Biblical Counseling, Common Issues We Face in Life, Biblical Counseling Practicum, and Every Christian a Counselor