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Meet Dr. Joe V. Fote, Ph.D

What is Family, Parenting, and Marriage Coaching? What is Leadership and Life Coaching? What is Coaching for Churches and Pastors?

Dr. “Joe” Fote has a passion to help individuals, families and marriages with practical applications and insights in all walks of life according to God’s design. Dr. Fote is independently contracted as a Pastoral Counselor with BAKERS Counseling Services, LLC. 

He specializes in Christian Coaching, Life Coaching and Executive Coaching. Dr. Fote has been affectionately nicknamed the Minister’s Minister due to the fact that other spiritual leaders seek him out for their personal coaching needs. 

Dr. Fote is a national presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Having served in the corporate world for over 30 years, he brings fresh insights and wisdom to problems faced by today’s families.

Dr. Fote is a member of the National Christian Counseling Association and is a Certified Temperament Therapy Analysis. He earned his BS in Business Administration from Houghton College, his MBA from Thomas More College and his PhD in Christian Counseling Psychology from Cornerstone University.


Dr. Fote is an Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care, holds a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling Psychology; and is board certified in Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy​​.  He is a facilitator and mediator, having been trained by the Senn-Delaney Organization, PeachMakers Ministries, P.A.I.R.S, Scream Free Marriage and Scream Free Parenting. Dr. Fote has been an adjunct professor at Circleville Bible College and has taught classes and given seminars since 1985. Dr. Fote is also a certified Six Sigma / Lean Black Belt.

Scope of Practice

Grief Bereavement

Spiritual Advising

Marriage Problems

Premarital Issues

Family Issues

Church Conflict

Emotional Concerns

Anger Management

Parenting Coaching

Employment Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Life Coaching

Dr. Joe has been married over 28 years to Lynn and has two daughters. He is the co-author along with his wife of "Career Geyser-Secrets that Propel You to Success".

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"Dr. Joe has helped me discover and develop the tools I needed"

"Dr. Joe has helped me discover and develop the tools I needed to honestly and objectively help my family and myself."