Brandon Cox, and along with his wife Angie,are planting Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Angie and I have talked in hypothetical terms about church planting for nearly a decade, but when we joined the staff of Saddleback Church in southern California, almost immediately God began to make His calling on our lives a concrete reality. By the fall of 2010, we knew that God wanted us to plant a new church in northwest Arkansas. We talked with the leadership of Saddleback, who were not only supportive of this calling, but have sent us out on this mission with their support and blessing.
You can read a little more about what we’re doing in a few articles I’ve written here. Particularly check out our initial announcement that we would be planting a new church in northwest Arkansas and our appeal for supporting partners for Grace Hills. Or you can visit Grace Hills Church’s web site or our Facebook page (and click the “like” button at the top) or follow @GraceHillsNWA on Twitter.
I also oversee the content and online community of Pastors.com and Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. This was the role to which I was called in the summer of 2010 and I now continue this ministry remotely while planting Grace Hills. I have a passion for connecting with and encouraging Pastors, so to assist Pastor Rick Warren in doing so is an awesome responsibility!
I was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I graduated from Warren Central High School in 1995, then Central Baptist College and Western Kentucky University for college. I’m currently serving on the Board of Directors for Central Baptist College and have previously served on the Advisory Committee of the BMA of America’s Department of Missions.
I’ve been blogging since 2004 and formerly served as Editor of Fuel Your Blogging. My writing has been featured in various publications including Leadership Journal, Ministry Today, Outreach, and The Church Executive. My first book, Rewired, is set to release in the winter of 2014.
I enjoy reading, starting with the Bible, but also books about theology, leadership, and the Christian life. I like to hike, drive in the country, and write about anything that happens to be on my mind. I think Andy Griffith is history’s greatest show, George Washington is history’s greatest president, and Reese’s Pieces is the best food group. Oh, and I’m also a self-proclaimed brand evangelist for Chick-fil-A.