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July 2nd, 2014

Get To Know Your Minister: Brian Dodridge

Where are you from originally?

Where were you educated?
Grand Canyon University (Phoenix) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth

When did you decide to give your life to Jesus and follow Him?
As a young child

When were you called to ministry?
As a junior in high school

Who's in your family?
Wife, Dee, and four children [Dakota (9), Jernie (6), Davis (3) and Blake (2 in July 2014)]

Where did you serve before Brentwood Baptist?
North Phoenix Baptist Church and 13 years at First Baptist Church Lewisville, TX

What's your role at Brentwood Baptist?
Executive Pastor

What's your vision for Brentwood Baptist?
For us to be courageous in response to what God is calling us to and whatever God chooses to direct us to in the future . It won't always be easy, but I want us to be faithful.

What's one cool God-story from your time here?
Finding and working through multiple set-backs to get the property leased for the Church at Avenue South is a definite God-story! We had several instances where God worked through city variances. We spent several weeks in prayer about parking solutions and God delivered! We even had many people not involved with our church offer to help us.

What's your blog and what do you write about? – I blog weekly trying to provide practical takeaways for everyday church leadership.

Who's your favorite person in the Bible?
Daniel – I love his resolve.

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
Why leave so much of Biblical interpretation to fallen man?

What do you like to do in your free time?
See description of family and you'll see why it's evasive, but with them, I enjoy date nights with my wife, and with the other four, pool time and tickling them until they can't breathe.

What are 3 interesting facts about you?
Bald, short, and average intelligence. Okay, not interesting, but now you'll know who I am when you see me in the church halls.

What are 3 words that describe you?
Uptight. Seinfeld-ien. Committed.