Rev. Brian Kelly, Phd., Preacher, Educator, Pastor, Consultant


Dr. Kelly’s over 38 years of work as an equipping evangelist, church planter/consultant and his teaching career at various institutions of Higher Education (Trinity Bible College, Fuller Seminary, Bethany University, Southeastern University, Grand Canyon University and Evangel U/AGTS) are all a part of his life’s ambition “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the whole Body of Christ may be built up … and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-13).

Dr. Kelly is a Senior Dissertation Advisor for Grand Canyon University. He has taught numerous undergraduate courses, including: New Testament Lit., Practical Theology of Evangelism, Practical Theology I & II, Homiletics I & II, and Church Planting & Revitalization, Statistics, and Research Methods both online and face to face. Dr. Kelly continues to teach several classes at the graduate level including The Shape of Practical Theology, Strategic Missional Leadership, Managing Change and Conflict, Thesis/Contextual Education Project, Dissertation and Stats Advising and Methods of Biblical Preaching/Teaching. His research interests include not only the relationship between conversion experiences and evangelism practices but also anything related to church health factors and/or the missional purpose of the academy, with a focus on empirically-based research that will help future missionaries, pastors, and lay-leaders do a better job in leading the church into the 21st century. Kelly is President/Founder of Barnabas Missions Unltd. ( ).

Brief Highlights:


For a sample of Dr. Kelly’s preaching click on these links:

3-Part Series: Called & Anointed to Serve:

Called By Him

Anointed by the Spirit

To Serve Him Through Witness

Other messages:

Xtreme Humility- Philippians 2