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Brian Hanson — Director of Spiritual Life Development

Professional Bio

“My biggest joy and passion in life is to share Jesus with any and all who will listen.” – Brian.

Brian, or “Pastor Brian” as he is affectionately known to many, joined the ICC team in 2014, as part of his expanding ministry called Gatekeepers. Gatekeepers seeks to build purposeful relationships with those in a position of influence. This ministry is growing rapidly in the areas of evangelism and discipleship through sports, government and the business world. Brian is actively involved in ministries at the Statehouse of Ohio, is the chaplain for Central State University’s football program, and is involved with Hockey Ministries International, partnered to bring a world-class outreach program to the NHL All-Star weekend in Columbus, Ohio, January 2015.

Brian has been a part of several pastoral staffs including Linworth Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, and Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio. He is part of ABWE, married to Mandi, and the father of four.

Education and Credentials

  • BS, Bible Major, Youth Ministry minor, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA


  • Favorite places to visit: Anyplace with a beach and a golf course! Brian also likes visiting historical regions of the country and world, like Washington DC, Civil War sites, Israel, European historical museums and sites, etc.
  • Hobbies: Golf, history, and travel.