Brian Coats is a pastor, preacher, communicator, teacher, writer, speaker, husband and father. An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he has been the Senior Pastor at Central Christian Church since 2012. He is responsible for providing direction and care to the entire congregation. He serves as head of staff and preaches about 48 times per year. He guides and equips lay leaders in coordinating all the church’s ministries.
In 28 years of ministry, Brian has served as a senior pastor, associate pastor, youth minister and communications director. He feels a call to passionately and compassionately share the story of the life and love found in Jesus Christ. The grace of God has transformed his life, and he has made it his life’s work to be a creative, energetic missionary of the Gospel. Prior to becoming a minister, he was a sports writer in suburban Dallas.
Brian and Nicole Coats met at Texas A&M University and have been married since 1996. They have three children: Kiley, Cailyn and Joshua. Family is the most true and pure joy in Brian’s life.
Brian spends the vast majority of his free time watching his kids play sports. He considers himself a fairly-passionate Aggie sports fan, and his favorite scriptures are Matthew 5:14-16, John 15:9-17, Philippians and Psalm 16.