Brian lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Kelli, and five children: Dani, Kristlyn, Trey, Nate, and Ameena. Brian served for nearly 10 years as an active duty Marine that included deployments to fifteen countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. While stationed in Quantico, VA in 2010 and attending Pillar Church in Dumfries, VA, Brian was called to plant Pillar Church Jacksonville. While serving on active duty, Brian led many Bible studies in a variety of local churches and would often start Bible studies in his workplace from an office setting in Fort Sill, OK to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge in Afghanistan. Pillar Church Jacksonville began in Brian and Kelli’s home on January 6, 2013. Brian is currently completing a Masters of Divinity Degree concentrating in Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, NC. He has a passion for preaching God’s Word, discipling men, and counseling marriages.