Barbara A. Ward, LCSW, M.Div.

Abiding in the Vine Family Life Ministries, Inc. (ABIV) was founded in September, 1998 as a non-profit ministry by Barbara A. Ward.  Barbara is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia with 25+ years of experience in mental health.  She is currently on staff at Genesis Counseling Center located in Hampton, Virginia.  See www.genesiscounselingcenter.com.  Barbara is an ordained minister of the Gospel and has served in many leadership positions in local assemblies including developing and initiating many Christian Programs.  She currently serves on the Ministry Leadership Team at Kingdom Living Ministries in Newport News, Virginia with Pastors Ronald and Vanessa Battle.  Barbara completed a Master’s of Divinity Degree at Regent University and Life Coaching Program in 2005.  She has served as past Chairperson, Pregnancy Crisis Program and has served as a Mentoring Coach and Training Coordinator for families at risk in the local community sponsored by Operation Breaking Through with a focus on parenting and healthy lifestyles. My heart is to see the lives of Individuals and families healed and restored to usefulness in the Kingdom of God.