Brian is a graduate of Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky where he received the degree of Master of Divinity. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in expository preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina.
After completing his degree from Clemson, Brian went to work as a Civil Engineer for Davis and Floyd, Inc. After years of struggling with the call of God on his life, he surrendered to the gospel ministry in February 1997 and was later ordained as a gospel minister on November 15, 1999. He has served at four different churches - Laurel Baptist, Greenwood, South Carolina; North Side Baptist, Greenwood, South Carolina; Shady Grove Baptist, Belton, South Carolina; and is currently the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist, Lancaster, South Carolina where he has been serving since 2007. Brian was named Pastor of the Year for larger churches in South Carolina in 2011. He also co-authored One Life Two Paths: Life lessons from a fallen king.
Brian's greatest spiritual gifts are leadership, preaching, teaching and shepherding. He uses these gifts as a servant leader to accomplish his passion for making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. He also has been blessed with a wonderful partner in ministry, his wife Lesley. They have two daughters, Andrea and Abigail.