Meet Our Staff!
Our counselors emphasize a relational atmosphere instead of taking a strictly clinical approach. We want to get to know you and want you to get to know us. We believe this is the first step in moving forward to freedom through Christ.
Dr. Archie L. Bost is founder and executive director of CrossLife Ministries and has extensive training and experience in both theology and counseling. For over twenty years he has been a discipler of and counselor to countless individuals. His training and experience include a BS in Psychology, a MS in Counseling from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University. He has had theological studies at the European Baptist Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Bost, an ordained minister, is a National Board Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Coach, a Certified Temperament Counselor, and a NCCA licensed Clinical Christian Counselor. He is also certified as a consultant for SYMBIS and FOCCUS pre-marital counseling and is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and Advanced Pastoral Crisis Intervention. He and his wife Kay have been married 45 years, have two adult children and are grandparents.
Dr. Bost has memberships with the American Association of Christian Counselors, Association of Biblical Counselors, National Board for Certified Counselors, National Christian Counseling Association, Southern Baptist Association of Counseling and Family Ministry, and Who's Who of Human Service Professionals.
Shane B. Lakey is a Biblical counselor with twenty years of experience working with the next generation and their families. He has most recently served fourteen years in pastoral ministry counseling and teaching children, adolescents, and adults. Shane holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Communications from Houston Baptist University and a Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He is the author of multiple experiential leadership development curricula and a personal coach to young adults across the Southeast.
Before pastoral and counseling ministry, Shane’s experience included working in professional sports, live entertainment, audio/visual design and integration, and hospitality. He and his wife, Rebecca are the parents of three children.