We are Christ-centered counselors who believe God, creator of the human body, has gifted some with the gift of counsel and healing through the power of the Holy Spirit. We exist to provide mental, social and spiritual health services to individuals, couples, families and those in our community. We believe that counseling is not simply good listening, rather it is a ministry consisting of in-depth insight and the willingness to listen intently, while the Holy Spirit provides the solution.
Terrell Pugh, CPC, NCC, MS, is currently the pastor and counseling director for the practice. He is a current affiliate pastor with the House of David Ministries, in Orlando, FL and previously served as pastor of Nehemiah Teaching Ministries. As an ordained pastor since 2006, he has taught in the areas of Christian Studies (systematic theology), Spiritual Enrichment, and Ministry Training. He has also co-authored the book God’s Design for Marriage.
As a counselor, Terrell is also a Certified Pastoral Counselor (CPC), working with those in the areas of anger management, substance abuse counseling, and various forms of depression and anxiety. Terrell also holds a Master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and is currently completing a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology.
As a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Terrell holds a master’s degree in counseling, and has met requirements for coursework, supervision, and clinical practice hours.
Taneisha Pugh, Counselor and Minister of the Gospel, has a God-given passion for helping families and marriages tackle the difficulties of the twenty-first century. Serving alongside her husband in ministry, she brings over a decade of ministry experience and several areas of expertise to ALCC. She has also co-authored the book God’s Design for Marriage.
Taneisha also holds a Master's degree in Psychology and is currently working on her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology
At Arise and Live, through the Holy Spirit, we strive to breathe life into marriages.
“To partner with families, churches, and ministries to advance the Gospel of Christ in the world, by healing, preserving, and empowering mankind’s central social institution –the marital unit.”
The vision of Arise and Live is to see marriages set in Godly order while influencing a global society through their marital depiction of the gospel.
I am a covenant keeper. As a covenant keeper, I am in lifelong submission to Christ, which means I will commit myself to a life of learning, humility, and sanctity.
As a covenant keeper, I am part of a body of believers, who will help me on this journey, and I will always help others on their journey. We all love each other, bear each other’s burdens, grow together, learn together, and prosper together. No one is more important than the other.
As a covenant keeper, I am intentionally committed to upholding the integrity and sanctity of my marriage, and the marriages of others. Others will find me faithful in my devotion to Christ and commitment to maintain purity until marriage or in honor toward singlehood.
[Husbands] As a covenant keeping husband, I pledge to demonstrate the lavishness of love, compassion, and extravagance to my wife -that Christ has shown his Church. Together, with my wife, I pledge to submit ourselves to each other according to our Godly designed roles.
[Wives] As a covenant keeping wife, I pledge to demonstrate the reverence of respect, submission, and honor to my husband -that the Church has shown Christ. Together, with my husband, I pledge to submit ourselves to each other according to our Godly designed roles.
[Men General] I pledge to demonstrate sexual, emotional, and psychological self-control. I pledge to exercise love in all my varying relationships with other women, aiding in their sanctification and affirming their femininity.
[Women General] As a covenant keeping woman, I pledge to demonstrate sexual, emotional, and psychological patience. I pledge to exercise respect in all my varying relationships with other men, aiding in their sanctification and affirming their masculinity.
As a covenant keeper, I will implement what I have learned, seek help when needed, admit when I am wrong, and prepare myself when called upon to lead. I have been crucified so that I may arise and live in Christ!
We are committed to healthy individuals and families which lead to healthy communities.
We are committed to healthy, Christ-centered individuals, couples and families
which lead to healthy communities.
Counselors, Terrell and Taneisha have known each other since high school. As high school sweethearts, married in 2002, the have weathered many storms and gained much wisdom through life's experiences. They have eight beautiful children, one who has gone on to be the Lord. Their passion for studying and teaching God's Word, as well as providing pastoral care for individuals is a cornerstone of their lives. Leisurely, they enjoying family time, exploring the great outdoors, traveling, road tripping, theme parks, ziplining, and a good movie.