Pastor Brian comes to Allendale First Baptist Church after serving 13 years as Senior Minister of Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond, Virginia and 6 years as Associate Pastor for Education & Youth at Arden First Baptist Church outside Asheville, North Carolina. Brian’s passion in ministry is in teaching the great stories of faith found in the scriptures, and in coaching both congregations & individuals to live out their fullest potential in the Kingdom of God.
Brian comes to Allendale with a missional approach of engagement with the community, an ecumenical desire to see all churches work together for the Great Commission of Christ, and a strong love for people as one in the world connected by our creation in God’s image. Brian enjoys leading congregations in mission work, teaching small group Bible study and worshiping together with fellow Christians.
Brian and his wife, Rachell, have been married for 24 years and have two children, Amber (19), Jackson (13).
Brian spent the 2019-2020 year teaching in Barnwell District 45, middle school Social Studies, where he got the chance to focus on one of his passions, History. His other interests include reading, Disney movies, traveling (usually to Walt Disney World), and working outside.