Brent Nelson

Pastor For Preaching & Theology


Brent was born in Duluth, Minnesota. At the age of seven, "God called me into the marvelous light of His salvation." It wasn't until college that he began to discern God's pastoral call upon his life. Seeking to nurture and confirm that call, he served as a pastoral apprentice at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. In 1989 he began pastoring at a church planted by Bethlehem and was later ordained by that church in 1992. 

Brent and his wife Kathy have two children, Benjamin and Ruth. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Minnesota, a MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a ThM from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His interests involve reading, writing, music and baseball among other things.


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