Brian Culbertson

Teaching Pastor

I was the kid who get up Mormon (full story here)

I was the guy who worked near a MegaChurch and would joke that someday they would all drink the blue Kool-Aid.

I was the guy who moved to Florida, and started showing up to church because of the free child care (and on more than one occasion left to go to Starbucks, while the nursery watched my kid).

I was the guy who would show up late to avoid shaking hands, sit on the back row, and leave early to escape having to talk to anyone.

How did I end up a pastor at Refuge.Church?

Jesus happened!!!  And his grace flipped my world upside down.

Today I’m just a beggar who has found some bread, and attempting to show others where I found a never ending supply.

My wife Karen and I built a few insurance agencies, and those day jobs allow us the flexibility and financial support to spend much of our time in ministry. 

Karen and I are High-School sweethearts (married 20+ years).  We live in Alva with three daughters, a chocolate Labrador (who won AFV for being so bad), a poodle (long story), a golden doodle (#gluttonforpunishment) and two cats (I don’t even like cats) .  Our home is a zoo!!!  

I like boating, gardening, traveling, and all things music.  My favorite book of the Bible is Romans, and my favorite verse is Romans 8:1.

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