Baylight Comes to New Port Richey


With much hope and anticipation, we are excited to announce a wonderful new partnership with one of our longtime friends, SonRise Community Church of New Port Richey!

Beginning in July 2019, Baylight counselors will be on the SonRise campus every Friday to serve the church and local community with our unique ministry service of clinically-informed biblical soul care.



Over the last several years, SonRise Community Church has called upon Baylight to assist in providing care for its members. Pastor Adam Powers writes concerning our partnership:

"It is my pleasure to announce that Baylight Counseling and SonRise Community Church have officially partnered together. Baylight is well known in the Tampa Bay area for their strong commitment to biblical counseling. This partnership offers support not only for our church, but for the other churches of our surrounding community."

We agree with Pastor Adam, and share in his excitement.

How It Will Work

While adjustments to the current plan could take place in the weeks and months ahead, it's anticipated that our counselors will rotate their Friday office hours at SonRise. This means that every other week, marital counseling and care for individual men will be provided by Joshua Waulk. The opposing week will have Christy Waulk providing care for individual cases involving ladies or teen girls. Should a case require more frequent attention, those clients have access to their counselor at our Calvary Church office in Clearwater, which is less than an hour's drive away.

For those in the greater New Port Richey community who may be hearing of Baylight Counseling for the first time, we are a donor-supported Christian nonprofit organization that specializes in providing front line Christian counseling services. Cases we most typically see involve marital issues, depression and anxiety, emotional or spiritually related trauma (i.e. abuse, death of loved one, etc.), pornography addiction, anger, faith-based concerns, adoption related concerns, family counseling, and more.

Our fee is $65.00 per 50-minute session. We do not offer a sliding scale per se, but we have never turned anyone away due to financial concerns. Thanks to our generous donor support, we will work with those who cannot meet our established rate. We also welcome sponsorships from a person's home church, friends, or family members.

Additionally, if you are a local church pastor in the Pasco County area, we encourage you to contact us, or Pastor Adam Powers at Sonrise Community Church, to get more details about how Baylight Counseling may be able to serve your church. We welcome your questions, and would look forward to hearing from you.

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to serve the local church by caring for souls in accordance with the Scriptures. While our counselors have chosen to not pursue state licensure with respect to ethical-biblical concerns, we are happy to work with a person's medical team, should they require such care.

Our approach is never heavy-handed, but we are committed to the restoration of biblically defined hope in the lives of those struggling with life-dominating circumstances, whether sin or suffering, through a holistic ministry of God's word that always points the counselee to the Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about our doctrinal commitments, please click HERE.

To learn more about our ethical commitments, please click HERE.

To learn more about our mission, vision, and values, please click HERE.

To contact us, please click HERE.

We look forward to seeing you, SonRise Community Church and New Port Richey, in just a few short weeks!