Brian is a full-time doctoral student at New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary pursuing a PhD in Theology. Brian also holds a Masters of Divinity in Christian Thought and Master of Arts in Christian Education from NOBTS, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, TV, and Film from the University of Southern Mississippi. Brian has served in student ministry for over a decade and has been leading worship for over twenty years, serving churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and California. While serving in student ministry, Brian fell in love with communicating God's word, which led to accepting a role as a head pastor.
Brian and his wife, Laura, have been a part of FBC Belle Chasse since April of 2018, along with their two daughters, Mabry and Maggie.
Brian's sums up his ministry objective thusly: "Discovering who we are in Christ together." The church serves as a support for those who are pursuing a personal relationship with Christ, providing support for spiritual growth that starts at home and is strengthened by the church.
"After having served various churches as minister of music for 23 years, I am still growing into my administrative role at First Baptist Belle Chasse each day. My vision is to facilitate church members to work together toward common goals, which requires faith in God, sensitivity, integrity, timing, administrative skills, and resourcefulness. I am discovering that even good administration and wise management is as much an art with people as a skill-set with paper. With this responsibility, I desire to help our church fulfill her mission for Christ."
Bryan is a proud family man, father of three boys, and husband to a Navy M.D. Natives of southeast Houston, Bryan, and his wife Amy reside at NAS JRB Belle Chasse and have been attending FBCBC since relocating to the area in Oct. of 2019. He holds an A. A. in music performance from Baytown Lee Collage as well as a B. A. in Theology and Church History from Regent University. He is currently attending SMU Perkins Theological Seminary in Houston-Galveston, where he is pursuing an M. Div. specializing in hospital/hospice chaplaincy.
Bryan’s rule of life is availability and vulnerability. He believes that God calls us to be available to His Holy Spirit and then to others as we exercise Christ-like compassion and servanthood. Bryan embraces the vulnerability of being teachable expressed through the discipline of prayer, exposure to Scripture, and willingness to be held accountable by others.
“Biblical worship is witnessed through our moment by moment, surrender to God’s endless grace, mercy, and love.”