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 42 times per year. He guides and equips lay leaders and staff in coordinating all the church’s ministries.
In vocational ministry since 1994, Brian has served as a senior pastor, associate pastor, youth minister and as a 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.
Brian and Nicole Coats met at Texas A&M University and have been married since 1996. They have three children: Kiley, Cailyn and Joshua.
The majority of Brian's free time is spent watching his kids' activities. He uses the hashtag, "#ilovetowatchyouplay" quite often. He also likes to water ski, play tennis, read, tweet and eat Tex-Mex. He considers himself a fairly-passionate Aggie sports fan, and some of his favorite scriptures are Matthew 5:14-16, John 15:9-17, Philippians and Psalm 16.