Pastor Brent is a gifted leader and teacher who has a passion for the Word of God and loves to teach and preach to both those sitting inside the church and those outside the church walls. It is Brent’s desire to see the church be nourished and developed through the inspired Word of God and to mature and grow into conformity of Jesus Christ.
Brent was born and raised in Scottsburg. He graduated from Johnson Bible College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Counseling. Upon graduating, he went on to work for the State of Indiana for six years. In 2013, he became the pastor of Zoah Christian Church and remained Head Pastor there about four years until he felt called to New Bethel Church. Pastor Brent started as Head Pastor here at New Bethel on August 13, 2017, and we are so blessed to have him teaching and leading our flock!
His motto is to “Not preach with the fear of man but to preach with the fear of God.” And his goal is to edify, equip, and disciple us here at New Bethel so we can be the salt and the light that Christ has called us to be. He desires to see the church reflect the glory of God and display the power of God like the days of the Book of Acts – through the Word of God, prayer, fasting, evangelism, discipleship and fellowship. His heart for those on the streets and outside the church walls is exhibited through his involvement in the community and outreach in his ministry, including being Chaplain of Scott County Jail and leading and developing a God-led ministry called “Church on the Streets.” This ministry seeks to mobilize the church – taking the Gospel to those on the streets who otherwise may not come to church. (Stay connected with us on Facebook to stay updated on our Church on the Streets schedule!)
Brent’s greatest privileges in life are to be an ambassador for Christ, a husband to his loving wife, Michelle, and father to his three children. He enjoys reading and writing, playing basketball, hiking, camping, hunting, gardening, and spending time with family and fellowshipping.