Brian Howell was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. After struggling for years with the idea that he was unsaved because he could not remember the words he prayed as a child, he finally accepted the truth of the Word of God that salvation was only by trusting in Jesus. When he was in tenth grade, Brian and some friends prepared sermons for a high school fine arts competition. In the preparation for that competition Brian, had the opportunity to preach to the parents of his fellow students; that night, several godly parents asked Brian if he had ever considered being a youth pastor. From that night, God began dealing with Brian's heart about entering full time ministry.
After high school, Brian went on to Pensacola Christian College to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a Youth Ministry concentration and a minor in Education. During his sophomore year, God continued to work on his heart about doing more for Him. Brian was presented with a summer pastoral internship opportunity. By faith, Brian said yes and ended up in Fayetteville working under the Student Pastor at Berean Baptist Church in 2010. After a great summer with the church, Brian requested to come back during the winter of 2011 to complete a Christian school observation at BBA. After his two weeks of observation in the Academy, Brian was offered a teaching position upon the completion of his undergraduate work. Brian has also served as an intern for Blessed Hope Baptist Church (Kettering, OH) and West Florida Baptist Church (Milton, FL). He has been involved with VBS programs for 12 years, served as a Christian service Bible club leader for 2 years, and was the chaplain of the Alpha Beta Delta Panthers (PCC) for 1 year. After he graduated in December 2011, the Lord graciously saw fit to bring Brian back to Berean to stay! After teaching full time for three years in the Academy and serving part time on the pastoral staff, Brian was offered a full time position on the pastoral staff. He still teaches in the Academy and serves as the Children's Pastor for the church.
Brian met his wife, Lauren, in the fall of 2009, although their relationship did not begin until 2011. They were engaged in 2012 and married in 2013. In May of 2015, they welcomed their son, Michael David Howell, into their family.
Brian's Favorite Things
- Sport - Basketball
- Restaurant - Fast food: Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell; Sit-down: Texas Roadhouse, Maggianos, Cheesecake Factory
- Candy bar - Twix, Payday, Baby Ruth
- Music - Southern Gospel
- Teams - Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinatti Reds
- Drink - Mountain Dew, Sweet tea, coffee
- Store - Casual: Old Navy; Dress: Joseph A. Banks