Freedom Christian

"So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed."  John 8:36

Background & Experience

  • B.S. in Missions from Crown College; M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling, and Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Psychology from Cornerstone University, Lake Charles, LA.
  • Professional Clinical Member and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor Advanced Certification with the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA)
  • Board Certified in Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, Crisis and Abuse Therapy, Death and Grief Therapy, Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Ordained with The Christian and Missionary Alliance since 1975; licensed by the North Central District of the C&MA
  • Over 30 years as a church pastor

Counseling Experience:
  • Biblically-based and Christ-centered therapy
  • Pre-marital, marriage and family counseling; family mediation
  • Addiction; psychological and emotional disorders
  • Disorders resulting from childhood and adult abuse (all types)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (Formerly Multiple Personality Disorder)
  • Temperament analysis
  • Issues relating to internal and external demonic influences
  • Seminar speaker on Christian counseling and spiritual warfare


Dr. Cotner is a native of Toledo, Ohio and has served as a pastor in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota.  He has been married to Nadine for 49 years, and they have two children and one grandson.  The Cotners reside in Brooklyn Park, MN.

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