Pastor Brent joined the CBC staff as senior pastor in 2016. He and his wife Carissa moved to Virginia Beach from Minneapolis, MN along with their five children: Emma (April 11, 2001), Andrew (December 18, 2002), Eden and Chloe (twins, March 16, 2005), and Levi (August 13, 2008).
Pastor Brent enjoys preaching and teaching Scripture, spending time with Carissa and their children, playing golf, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He also enjoys developing future leaders of the church.
Pastor Brent's desire to serve the church and the academy has led him to complete doctoral degrees in pastoral ministries (D.Min., Northland International University) and New Testament studies (Ph.D., Ridley College, Melbourne).
Amid the busyness of pastoral ministry, Brent occassionally reviews theological resources (e.g., The Gospel Coalition, Master's Seminary Journal) and also enjoys presenting at academic, evangelical conferences (e.g., Evangelical Theological Society, Institute of Biblical Research).
- Assistant and interim pastor at Cross Lanes Bible Church in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, and Norway Baptist Church in Norway, Michigan.
- Professor of New Testament at Northland International University while serving as the director of Northland Graduate School in Dunbar, Wisconsin.
- Vice president of administration and provost of Central Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.