About Dr. F. Alan Pickering

Dr. Alan Pickering - Founder of Ultimate Life Now & Lead Counselor
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Dr. Pickering

Alan grew up in New Jersey and became a Christian at age 17. He worked in the inner city of Philadelphia with the gangs while attending Northeastern Christian College in Villanova, PA. He currently has an extensive counseling practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He finished his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies). His graduate studies include Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX (Masters of Divinity), Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA (Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy), and Harding University in Memphis, TN (Doctor of Ministry).He has done course work at the University of Texas (Arlington), Fuller Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. work in clinical psychology.

Alan has been married to Tamara for 37 years. They have adult children and are now enjoying this era of grandchildren.

Our joy is in serving people to become more
effective with life and thus bring glory to God.


Alan is a member of the American Association Christian Counselors (AACC). He participated in a White House Conference on Pornography and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives (Texas 13th Congressional District). He has been active in the Right to Life movement and spoken to various social clubs.

Alan is a pastoral counselor for Haltom City Christian Church, Northeast Church (Garland), Southwest Christian Church (Fort Worth), and Cross Bend Christian Church (Plano), but he also sees clients from various churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Pickering's family outings
One of the Pickering's family outings.