Brent Brooks
Senior Pastor
Brent has served RCF as Senior Pastor since 2006.  Since his arrival in Reno he has also functioned as adjunct faculty in spiritual formation, pastoral leadership, and hermeneutics for Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary, as a spiritual advisor to Acts4 (a citywide prayer ministry) and Awaken INC (a ministry focused on stopping sex trafficking), as a board member of Libertas (a ministry focused on protecting religious liberties), and as the founder and leader of OneCry Reno (a citywide movement for revival involving nearly 90 churches/ministries throughout our valley).  He also functions on the Executive Team for the national OneCry movement.   Prior to his ministry in Reno Brent served for 22 years as the church planter and senior pastor of three churches in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.  In addition to his pastoral ministry, he has served as adjunct faculty in four seminaries, the leader of a church planting ministry, a church consultant, and a board member of numerous foreign and domestic mission agencies. In a former life, Brent was a confirmed atheist and had an employment history ranging from oil field laborer to practice as a civil trial attorney.   A key marker event in Brent’s life was total kidney failure in 1983 followed by a kidney transplant in 1984. From this he has learned much about the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. A graduate of both the University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. with high honors), he has done additional Doctor of Ministry study in Spiritual Formation through Asbury Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Th.D. in Historical Theology through Evangelical Seminary. Brent’s passion is drawing people closer and closer to Jesus Christ — both in drawing Christians into deeper spiritual formation and in leading seekers into a saving knowledge of Jesus.   Brent’s wife Jill is a graduate of the University of Texas and attended the University of Texas School of Law where they met.  Jill has served RCF in the children’s and First Impression ministries. Their daughter Abby, their son-in-law David Kitchin, and their grandchildren Eli, Josiah, and Naomi live in Reno and attend RCF. The whole family loves travel, hiking, reading, music, and eating ethnic foods.