Born in Devonshire, England, Brian became a Christian during his mid-teens and graduated with a Divinity degree from the University of London. He taught in two secondary schools whilst working as assistant to Derek Prime at Lansdowne Evangelical Church in West Norwood, South East London.
Brian married Barbara and they had two sons, Stephen and Andrew. They moved to Surbiton in Surrey to take up the pastorate of Hook Evangelical Church, where he remained for twenty-nine years. In 1995 Brian accepted the three year appointment to be President of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). For two years he and Barbara travelled the United Kingdom visiting many of the 500 churches in affiliation with FIEC. Barbara had been confined to a wheelchair for twelve years and in November 1998 she was called home to be with her Lord.
Brian remains a member at Hook Evangelical Church and in 2011 married Rosie Crowter whose husband Phil, a Grace Baptist pastor, died in 2008. Rosie has two sons and a daughter. Brian’s ministry is one of writing, editing, lecturing and preaching at churches and conferences – of which he spoke at AiG-UK’s Creation Conference in 2006 and AiG’s Family Camp Conference, Indiana, USA in 2007 (filmed and released as the ‘How Do We Know The Bible is True?’ DVD Box Set). Brian has written twenty books, plus fourteen ‘In Conversation’ booklets. He has also edited two symposiums and is currently Series Editor for the Day One Travel Guide series (which includes ‘Through the British Museum with the Bible’). In addition to this, Brian has written articles in our Answers Magazine and contributed chapters in several books we have had published.
From 1995 Brian has been chairman of the Trustees and Editorial Board of Praise Trust, the charity responsible for the production of the hymnbook ‘Praise!’ – He is also a founder Trustee for Christian Prison Ministries. For ten years Brian was a member of the Council of FIEC and of their Executive Committee; he was also a member of the Theological Team of Affinity and chaired the Social Issues Team of Affinity. For Brian and Rosie hill walking is their main leisure activity.