GraceWorks News

GraceWorks Staff
Contact Us 903-533-1817
Ken Brumley Director & Pastoral Counselor, GraceWorks Ministry
Lee Poe Licensed Professional Counselor
Jane Simmons Licensed Professional Counselor
Anna Broderhausen Office Manager
Amy Cummins Administrative Assistant

5755 Eagles Nest Blvd. 4, Tyler, TX 75703

GraceWorks is a multifaceted ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church that includes many areas of service to the body of Christ, including counseling. Whether we find ourselves needing God’s mercy concerning the pain of the unresolved or unhealed in our past, or we are seeking God’s grace to help us face the unknowns of the future, GraceWorks desires to walk with you toward healing and courage.

We live in a broken world. It has been that way since Adam and Eve. Our own brokenness and the brokenness of others spills over into the lives of everyone else. Until that “brokenness” is confronted, forgiven and healed then the old saying will continue, “Hurt people, hurt people.” Confronting the broken areas is painful, letting go of the self-protection is frightening, but the freedom, the opportunity to really live is worth it. This is what GraceWorks Counseling is about. Helping people find a way to experience the freedom of God’s grace. GraceWorks offers individual, couples and family counseling. The off campus location provides confidentiality and all counsel is biblically based, combining both spiritual and clinical aspects of counseling.

We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the GraceWorks menu. We ask that you read more about our areas of ministry, get to know our staff and learn how to set an appointment with one of our counselors. We are here to serve the body of Christ at Green Acres and Smith County. We look forward to ministering to you.


Is GraceWorks Counseling only available to Green Acres members?
No, we offer counseling to anyone in the community.

Do you file insurance?

What are your Fees?
effective January 1, 2018
$30 – Green Acres church members
$60 – Non Green Acres members

How do I make an appointment?
Please complete either an
Adult Counseling Request or Minor Counseling Request. Once completed, call the GraceWorks office, 903-533-1817, to schedule your appointment.

What are your counseling hours?
9:00 a.m. – First appointment
4:00 p.m. – Last appointment

8:30 a.m. – First appointment
11:00 a.m. – Last appointment

GraceWorks Ministries

Celebrate Recovery


Director, Marty Kennedy
Meets EVERY Monday night at One-Ten Student Center.
6:00 p.m. Dinner ($4 donation)
7:00 p.m. Large Group
8:00 p.m. Small Groups

Nearly Newlywed
An 8-week seminar designed for engaged couples about to be married or married less than two years. Topics discussed include gender differences, developing relationships with in-laws, financial issues and much more. Seminar held in the Spring & Fall.

Happily Even After
An 8-week seminar which will have a strong focus upon Blended Family strategies as well as becoming spiritually and relationally secure. Seminar held in the Spring & Fall.

A 13-week bible study for those who have lost a loved one; helping you deal with grief from a biblical perspective. 6:00 p.m. Lighthouse 353.

GraceWorks Staff

Ken Brumley Ken Brumley


Director & Pastoral Counselor, GraceWorks Ministry

Ken has served Green Acres for over 25 years. He has provided pastoral and marriage and family counseling since he arrived in 1985. Ken has a Master’s Degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary with focus on Education and Marriage and Family Counseling. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Lee Poe Lee Poe


Licensed Professional Counselor

Lee Poe has served churches on staff and as Pastor for over 35 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lee is also certified in Texas as a counselor supervisor. Lee maintains membership in the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Jane Simmons Jane Simmons


Licensed Professional Counselor

Jane Simmons has been a homemaker, homeschooling mom and pastor’s wife for 30 years. She holds a B.S. degree in Christian Education in the Church with a minor in Bible from Columbia International University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family. She is certified in EMDR therapy. Jane is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.