Brian grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas where he graduated from high school in 1986. He then attended Texas A&M university where he received a BA in Journalism and a Commission in the United States Army in 1991. For the last 17 years Brian has worked as a manager in new home construction in Houston.
Brian is married to Brenda and they have four children – Philip, Carolyn, Kimmi and Ryan.
Brian’s faith journey began late in life at First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood where he and Brenda were married in 1990. Brenda is the daughter of a Presbyterian Pastor. Brian was baptized in 1996 together with his youngest daughter Kimmi. Brian then became increasingly involved in the life of First Presbyterian Kingwood, leading youth and adult Sunday school classes and participating in multiple mission trips.
Brian graduated from Fuller Seminary with a master of divinity degree in 2013 and was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCUSA and the Presbytery of New Covenant in 2014. Brian was installed as the new pastor of New Hope on August 16, 2014.