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Brian Lonergan

Sports and Fitness Minister

Northwest Bible has been my church home since 2001, just after I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado.  In 2003, my wife joined me in attending Northwest, and in 2007, I transitioned out of the corporate world to focus my time fully on ministry to high school students. In September of 2013, I was called into a new role here at Northwest, and assumed the role of Minister of Sports Evangelism.  I am thrilled to combine my passion for sports and fitness with my passion for bringing others into the body of Christ.

I was on my way to eat breakfast at the International House of Pancakes when I was in the 9th grade; I held the door open for a really old man and his really old wife (who took a really long time to get to the door).  As if to repay me for holding the door, he reached into his back pocket and handed me a little booklet that said, “How to become a Christian” on the front.  I went about my day; then that night I did some business with God…deciding I was in, and “I became a Christian”…only I didn’t know what came next and I didn’t have anyone to show me the way.  In all of His grace, God placed people in my life who have discipled me and as a result, 21 years later I am still learning the way, still growing in my relationship/fellowship with Jesus, still seeking Lord, and still embracing the Spirit.  I don’t know exactly where I would be without the outreach of that old man and without the discipleship of men of the faith through the years, but because of the impact they had on me in my high school years and beyond, my ministry passions revolve around outreach and discipleship to high school students here at Northwest Bible Church.

I am currently a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, working towards a Masters in Christian Leadership.  I love being with my family and being alone with the Lord; I enjoy traveling and being at my home; I like playing and resting; I find myself eating and eating a lot; I like listening to music and silence and everything in between.  The verse that shapes my perspective every day is Philippians 1:21-22 “…to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me…”


Outreach, Sports and Fitness