My name is Pastor Brian Holmes. I'm the owner of MPowered Christian Ministries. We're a biblical, gospel-centered, evangelical ministry.
Our Vision: Global Revival by the Kingdom of God in every city.
Our Mission: To mobilize disciples to advance the Kingdom of God globally.
Bachelor of Divinity, Christian Leaders College, 3.87 GPA (Expected 2021)
Diploma of Divinity, Christian Leaders College (2019)
Diploma of Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute (2019)
Associate of Divinity, Christian Leaders Institute, 3.85 GPA (2017)
Associate of Science, Interactive Media, International Academy of Design (2001)
Ordained Deacon Minister, Christian Leaders Alliance (2018)
Ordained Christian Minister, Christian National Church (2014)
Advanced Ministry Award, Christian Leaders College
Intermediate Commissioned Pastoral Award, Christian Leaders College
Apprentice Church Planting Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute
Teaching Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute
Certified Deliverance Minister, ISE (2015)
Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach, Robbins-Madanes Training (2014)
Certified Mental Coach, Mental Training, Inc. (2014)
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy Sports Medicine (2012)
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy Sports Medicine (2010)
Global Harvest Network: UPG-World-Mission Evangelism Training, River of Life Ministries (2018)
Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires, 3.68 GPA, IsraelX (edX/Tel Aviv University) (2018)
Science, Astrology, and the Cults – Lectures by Dr. Walter Martin, 3.92 GPA, BBN Bible Institute (2018)
Beware of the Cults – Lectures by Dr. Walter Martin, 3.48 GPA, BBN Bible Institute (2015)
Comparative Religion, Cults, New Age, and the Occult
Marriage and Relationship Counseling / Coaching
Ministry and Business Development and Coaching
Creation Science, Old-Earth, non-evolutionary position
Strategic Marketing, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Small Business Development
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Extended Personal Bio:
Brian was born and raised in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. He was raised Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic school. For a number of years he fell away from God and Catholicism and down a dark path. When he finally returned to God in his late teens he did so while gravitating towards non-denominational Protestantism. Unfortunately he didn’t walk with God very closely and hear his calling right away though. It wasn’t until after graduating college and running his own advertising agency business (Effective Advertising Solutions LLC) and several personal trials that he woke up.
In January 2014, Brian formed MPowered Living, Inc. with the vision to bring healing and life change to individuals and communities. Alongside MPowered Life Coaching and MPowered Personal Training was MPowered Christian Ministries from inception but his efforts, and his calling, had been too diluted. God spoke to Brian’s heart and led him to focus his time and energy on His first love—Jesus! Brian knows full well what it means to try hard to do well but still miss God’s mark.
After nearly two decades of study He remains a devoutly biblical, theologically conservative, non-denominational Protestant but he is empathetic to the cause of helping to reduce the increasing division within the Body of Christ. In fact, this inspired Brian to start his Christ Life Decal project in 2015.
This was a powerful car decal that would guide people to a strategic “gospel-only” website, and then if they wanted more info, or to ask questions, etc. they could go to the main website with tons of apologetics information on it. It also sought to unite Christians across denominational lines, not only educating and equipping them to provide a better defense of the fundamentals, but also a more unified witness to the rest of the world. But God has put this project on hold God and made his calling clear: to make disciples and create revival. This is actually the greater call for all Christians.
In 2016, Brian co-hosted the Like Daddy Used To Say Christian talk show on Inspiration 1110 AM WTIS with popular author and women’s advocate Niki Rowe Cross of S.T.A.A.R. Ministry. He was also a featured guest on the popular Pete O’Shea Christian talk show.
Brian is an Ordained Deacon Minister globally in the Christian Leaders Alliance. He can officiate weddings or funerals or provide chaplaincy services at hospitals or prisons. In 2018, he was the international director for their Christian Leaders Training Centers program but it was dissolved due to a conflict with their accreditation. He also previously had a Christian Leaders Training Center at UKCF Church in St. Petersburg, FL but it has been relocated.
Brian is also a Certified Deliverance Minister and graduate from the International School of Exorcism. He has been personally trained by Rev. Bob Larson, the world’s foremost expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena, and has personally ministered deliverance alongside him in St Petersburg, Tampa, and Sarasota in both one-on-one sessions and live conferences. Brian is an affiliate member with Spiritual Freedom Church International, Inc. and runs the St Petersburg chapter of Bob’s Do What Jesus Did® teams under the name MPowered Deliverance. Through this connection, he has partnerships with many other private ministries and churches located throughout the country.
Brian is a Certified Strategic Intervention Coach and graduate from Robbins-Madanes Training, Inc. Strategic Intervention is a specific methodology of highly-effective life coaching that utilizes the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, and others. While this particular training is secular Brian’s in-depth training in alternative spiritualities and belief systems uniquely equips him to be able to sift through what secular psychology as to offer and determine the best techniques available.
In all Christian coaching, speaking, and theological engagements Brian approaches with a deep and rich, thoroughly-biblical, systematic theology. (Not exclusively reformed theology, but rather, systematic). He also incorporates complementary—never contradictory—principles and concepts from Christian tradition, philosophy, psychology, science, history, sociology, and various other extra-biblical sources. He humbly embraces and shows appreciation for interdenominational dynamics, believing that each Christian tradition carries within it certain strengths—which he gladly builds upon and borrows from to use as examples when teaching to other traditions.
A general guideline of our theology would be those things best described in the Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian, and Chalcedonian church creeds, and anything that is in direct contradiction to the Bible. Of course, over non-essential, secondary, or peripheral beliefs, especially those that are not a source of anxiety, stress, or disorder, his clients are freely welcome to hold various positions, including those outside his own.
A full statement of faith, vision statement, etc. are available on our website.