Brian grew up in Mahopac, NY. After graduating from Messiah College in 1991 with a B.A. in business administration, he had no intention of being in full-time ministry but agreed to help out with the youth group at his home church. That introduction to ministry led to a passion to invest deeply in the lives of teenagers – something his future wife Diane shared, who he met at a Youth for Christ banquet. Brian served as the youth minister at First Baptist Church of Brewster from 1995 - 1999, and then attended Alliance Theological Seminary where he graduated with a masters of divinity in 2002. From there he connected with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination and started working on Lakeview Community Church with their backing and support.
Brian and Diane have 4 wonderful children - Brian, Daniel, Jonathan, and Bethany. They live in Carmel, and when he's not watching his kids play baseball, he loves to train and compete in triathlons.