Brian lives in the space between congregational life and the academic community. He teaches biblical and theological courses in university and seminary settings. He is currently serving as a Field Strategist for the Baptist General Association of Virginia and Pastor of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton. His passion is to provide seminary type training opportunities and experiences for ministry leaders. Brian has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Baylor University. He and his wife Donna have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.