As Senior Pastor of Brazos Bend Baptist Church in Needville, TX, Dr. Douglas Brooks sees his calling as shepherding the flock. He’s been doing so as Senior Pastor for 10 years, and he says, “God has blessed me with the ability to connect with a wide range of personalities, cultures, and age groups. The role in which I serve is critical to the spiritual growth of those whom I serve.”
Brazos Bend Baptist Church is affectionately known as “the church by the park,” as it is conveniently located next to Brazos Bend State Park. Brooks describes the congregation as “a loving group of folks who are on-fire for the Lord. Our people are ‘real.’ You can see the love of Christ in their eyes when you meet them.”
Brooks entered the ministry after a career in the business world. For more than 20 years he served as Director of Sales/VP of Sales and Marketing in various IT corporations. “After 20+ years in the business world leading sales organizations, I responded to the call to vocational ministry,” he says. “So, I left my career, sold our home and moved from Florida to Texas to get my undergraduate degree in Biblical Counseling from College of Biblical Studies.”
Brooks then went on to earn his Master of Divinity/Biblical Studies and a Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership and Administration, both from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and both with honors.
His leadership study and training has prepared him for what he says is extremely important work in the pastoral field. “True discipleship for the Kingdom must begin with the Great Commission. Specifically, we win the lost and disciple the saved. Moreover, biblical multiplication is when I, as the leader, train up others who then, in turn, train up others… and so on. So, the path is this: Believer, active church member, disciple, disciple maker, disciple maker-maker.”
In addition to serving as Regional Director of the West for Corporate Chaplains of America, Brooks is on adjunct faculty at College of Biblical Studies. “I teach hermeneutics, homiletics, OT, NT, and Theology at the College of Biblical Studies. It is a blessing to see the hunger of students for going deeper into the Word of God and see them flourish into becoming pastors and teacher themselves. It is a blessing to be part of Biblical multiplication in this manner,” Brooks says.
At Brazos Bend Baptist Church, the mission is “to help people in the surrounding community experience abundant life by coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to equip and build disciples in a Biblical worldview. The Brazos Bend Baptist Church invites you to worship with us and get involved in serving and worshiping our Lord!”
Dr. Brooks is currently preaching through the book of Revelation on Sunday mornings at 10:30 and is teaching Bible Study Methods at 7pm on Wednesdays. For more information about Brazos Bend Baptist Church, visit bbbchurch.org/index.html