Freedom Counseling Services LaFayette, GA 30728 (706)506-7792
Freedom Counseling ServicesLaFayette, GA 30728(706)506-7792

Our Staff:

David Burris, CAC II




  • David accepted God’s call to the ministry in 1980 and was licensed in the gospel ministry by Hughes Avenue Baptist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was ordained by Denton Baptist Church, Cosby, Tennessee in 1982
  • David and his wife, Glenda, attended Carson-Newman College (a Tennessee Baptist School) in Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1980-1984, both graduating in 1984
  • David received a BA degree in Religion and Psychology; was a Teaching Assistant in Religion, Psychology and Greek; he was also a member of numerous national college honor societies including Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society( ), Pi Tau Chi National Religion Honor Society, and Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
  • David has ministered to addicts and alcoholics since 1994
  • Certified by Georgia Addiction Counselors Association and NAADAC—The National Association of Addiction Professionals as a Level II counselor (CAC II, NCAC II) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
  • He served on staff at Penfield Christian Home, a residential treatment facility for men
  • Currently director of Freedom Counseling Services
  • Currently serves on the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Board of Directors in an advisory roll as Past- President of GACA
  • Has served as the President and the Secretary/Treasurer of GACA as well as the Chair Person of the Legislative Committee of GACA and was instrumental in organizing the Annual Recovery Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capital
  • Works a 12-step program in his own life
  • Married for 41 years to the former Glenda Bates of Lakeview, Georgia who has worked as a social worker for over 30 years
  • Proud father of three adult children and grandfather of six wonderful grandchildren.



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