Dr. David Bailey - Missouri Baptist University

Director of Counseling Services, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Bailey teaches a variety of courses at MBU including: General Psychology; Moral and Spiritual Development; Psychology and the Law; Death and Dying; and Pastoral Counseling and Care Giving. Dr. Bailey received his Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees from Biola University in LaMirada, California. His areas of specialization include the integration of psychology and theology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and health psychology. Dr. Bailey’s teaching experience spans over 25 years. He has taught at the graduate, undergraduate, and seminary levels.

Dr. Bailey is a licensed psychologist in both California and Missouri. He is also a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Ordained Minister, and Christian Life Coach.

Dr. Bailey is the senior pastor of StarBridge Christian Center in Wildwood, Missouri, and is the president and founder of StarBridge Ministries. StarBridge Ministries is an interdenominational ministry that provides aid and services to missionaries and missions projects that serve the poor and needy at multiple locations around the world. StarBridge is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to building up strong Christian individuals, marriages, families, and churches through teaching, consulting, counseling, and coaching services. StarBridge Ministries includes a counseling center located in Ballwin, Missouri that specializes in short term solution focused Christian counseling. With over 30 years of counseling experience, Dr. Bailey continues to counsel and supervise Christian Counselors at the StarBridge Counseling Center. StarBridge Ministries recently expanded their name and ministry to StarBridge FaithfullyFit Ministries to reflect their work in health and exercise.

Dr. Bailey is a Vietnam Veteran, and was saved and born again in the U.S. Army in 1972. He has been married for over 35 years to his bride Nancy and both enjoy ballroom dancing. Dr. & Mrs. Bailey have two grown sons, two God daughters and one grandchild.