Pastor of discipleship
Brian serves as the Pastor of Discipleship and Biblical Counselor at Corryton Church. Prior to serving at Corryton, Brian worked for the campus ministry CRU at Rutgers University, in Bulgaria, and at George Mason University. His most recent role was HR and Leader Development Director for CRU Military.
Brian was a Navy brat, but his hometown is in southern Maryland where he attended high school. “I was a runner in school. As I got better, and looked for people’s approval or affirmation, I realized that everything was all about me.” At his junior State Cross-Country meet, Brian failed to perform. “I failed miserably because my focus was in the wrong place.”
It seemed that all at once Brian’s life was spiraling out of control. His running was affected by his inward focus. His home was shaken by his parent’s divorce. Brian’s life took a turn when he encountered fellow students who talked about Jesus on a personal level, and God as their friend. “Although I had grown up in church, this was all new to me.”
“I realized my need for the Gospel because I was sinful. God used those people to draw me to himself. I now found my identity in Christ, not my achievements or family.” Brian began to run the race that was set before him (Hebrews 12:1-3).
Brian married his wife Christi at Corryton Church in 2004. Their oldest son Keaton was born in Russia in 2006, and was adopted by Brian and Christi in 2008. Their younger son Tyson was born in 2010.
In April of 2015, God crossed Brian and Christi’s path with Rocky to provide some counseling help to the church. That began the journey of Brian coming on staff at Corryton. “For years, I have desired to use my counseling degree and experience to serve the body of Christ. I am passionate about coming alongside searching or broken people to bring them hope and help in the name of Christ…and as the Pastor of Discipleship, I'm passionate to disciple and equip our people to reach the lost.”
Brian’s Favorite Scripture: "[Christ] died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf." - 2 Corinthians 5.15
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