Pastor Brian is a second career pastor having spent 30 years in the theatre as an actor, playwright, director, and designer. For 15 years he was the Director of the Philadelphia International Children's Festival at the University of Pennsylvania. Pastor Brian believes that it is his job as pastor to equip lay people that they might realize their full ministry potential. Pastor Brian loves to preach, teach, and see new ministries come to life. "I lost my parents when I was 25 & 26 and I vowed that from that day forward I would try as best as I can to equip and invite the disenfranchised back to the church or in for the first time." Influences on Pastor Brian's ministry include Reinhold Niebuhr, Thomas Merton, Tony Campolo, Ron Sider, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison.