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Brant Baker

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I have been so blessed to serve congregations of all shapes and sizes across these United States.  I began ministry as an Associate Pastor in an 1100 member church outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  From there the Lord called Karen and I to plant a church in Mobile, Alabama.  We started with one, and when I left ten years later there were 175, as God had prospered that work.  We then went to Mesa, Arizona, where for 17 years I was Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, preaching, overseeing a staff of five, and doing first-line ministry in a transitioning area downtown.

In 2015 it seemed timely to step aside from ministry for a season.  Our Lord provided a wonderful position as the Executive Director for a worthwhile non-profit in Scottsdale.  It was a great position, but it wasn't what I was made to do, and after a year I left, soon to be called to Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria, California.  This, too, was a wonderful time, but apparently God only had as there for a brief season, as three years later we came back to Arizona, as Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian.  

I am a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Columbia Theological Seminary (Th.M, D.Min.).  I have written over a dozen books and studies, all of which can be found online.  Karen and I have two wonderful grown children, and an even more wonderful granddaughter :-)  When not spending time with family I enjoy reading, golf, pickleball, and goingn to the gym.