Dave Bender


Dave Bender is a counselor and family pastor at Bay City Baptist Church in Green Bay, WI:

  • MABC, The Master’s University
  • MM, Northland International University
  • Certificates (2), The Christian Counseling & Education Foundation
  • BS, Maranatha Baptist University

Dave has completed two master’s degrees, one in ministry and care of people, and the other in counseling. He has taken a particular interest in his studies in researching the “why” of human behavior. This research has caused him to study and evaluate those who have explored the subject: Aristotle, Pavlov, Watson, Skinner, Freud, Jung, Adler, Maslow, et al.

While each of these has added their own unique contribution to the science of human behavior (anthropology, sociology, psychology), they are not in complete agreement with each other, and it appears that they were unable to understand human motivation at its lowest possible level.

The bulk of Dave’s study on behavior has come from a book that most have set aside as obsolete: the Bible. (We do this to our own peril.)

Yes, it does seem an odd place to search for answers to relationship problems, but this ancient book nails it like no other. And it’s absurdly deep–much more than most people know or are willing to admit.

Dave directs The Counseling Center at Bay City, a counseling center based at Bay City Baptist Church in Green Bay, WI. He averages 300-400 hours of counseling per year as part of his responsibilities.

Dave isn’t just a counselor and a pastor. He’s also a real person in real-life, every-day, human relationships. He’s a husband, a dad, a son, a co-worker, and a friend. He understands human relationships and he looks forward to meeting and helping you.