Pastoral Search Updates

First Presbyterian Church names Rev. Dr. Brian Coulter as Pastor/Head of Staff

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) for First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth joyfully announces the Rev. Dr. Brian Coulter was elected by the congregation on February 7 to serve as the next Pastor/Head of Staff, beginning April 12.

Brian joins our congregation from First Presbyterian Church in Aiken, South Carolina, where he has served as Pastor/Head of Staff since 2014. He also serves as a Congregational Consultant for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and previously served as Associate Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope, Alabama. He and his wife Megan have two daughters, Annabel and Paige.

Click here to read Brian's Statement of Faith and Journey of Faith.

Brian is a fifth generation pastor who states that he was “born, baptized, raised, confirmed and ordained within the PC(USA).” He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in sociology from Oklahoma State University, his masters (M.Div.) from Columbia Theological Seminary, and his doctorate (D.Min.) from McCormick Theological Seminary through the Association of Chicago Theological Schools program in homiletics. 

The PNC said in a statement, "After a thorough and prayerful 14 month search, we are grateful to have been led to Brian and honored that he felt called to our mission of 'Inspiring Disciples and Engaging the World.’ Our world class, divinely-inspired pastoral staff has guided our congregation through the challenges that our transitional time, a devastating pandemic, and the ongoing spiritual needs of a large and diverse congregation, have demanded. We are profoundly blessed by our pastors and our staff, and are thrilled that we have found a partner and a leader in Brian Coulter. We ask for your prayers for our congregation, Brian, and his family as they prepare for a move to our wonderful city."

In the video below, Brian leads us through his family lineage in the service of the church.

 Meet Brian and Megan's daughters, Paige and Annabel, in the video below.

In the video below, Brian shares more about his call to ministry.

In the video below, Brian and Megan share more about their faith journey.

Members of the FPC PNC are Brian Cunningham, Mike Henry, Barbara Martin, Ann McKinney, Merianne Roth, Michael Salazar, Margaret Sudderth, Jane Sykes, and Patrick Sheppard, chair.  The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) for First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth was elected by the congregation in November 2019. The PNC was asked to prayerfully search and then nominate a head of staff for election as the next pastor for our congregation.