Welcome to my bio! Here’s more info about me than you could ever possibly want to know! 😀

I was born and raised in St. Pete, Florida and attended a Catholic school from K-8th grade. I left for a public high school and for 3 years went down a dark path. I returned to God as an Evangelical at age 17 when Jesus spoke to me and told me I lost my first love. Unfortunately, I remained unchurched, unmentored, and undiscipled, so I remained a biblically illiterate, sinful, and lukewarm believer through college and my 20s. I pursued career, multiple businesses, romantic relationships, and all things self-improvement but never found the fulfillment I thought I would.

In 2011 at age 30 I visited my godson’s church and began to read and study the Bible. God quickly convicted me and I realized many “good” things were idols or distractions that kept me from my calling. I rededicated my life to Him, and not wanting to waste any more time, quickly hit the ground running combining my new passion and calling for ministry with love of entrepreneurship. In 2014 the early stages of MPowered Christian Ministries was born.

In every pastor bio I’ve ever seen is where they describe how long they’ve been married and how many children they have. Well, I’m single and have no children haha, although until late 2023 I had a four-legged child named Jr who kept me company while working from home and going for runs. In my spare time I like to workout at the gym, watch TV, read nonfiction, discuss religion and politics, play pool, do mud runs, study, learn, play competitive games that challenge me, travel, and enjoy most recreational activities.

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  • Master of Divinity, Kairos University (in progress)
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Christian Leaders College, 3.895 GPA (2023)
  • Diploma of Divinity, Christian Leaders College (2019)
  • Diploma of Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute (2019)
  • Associate of Divinity, Christian Leaders College, 3.85 GPA (2017)
  • Associate of Science, Interactive Media, International Academy of Design (2001)


    Christian Leaders Alliance

    Ordained clergy (globally) in the Christian Leaders Alliance and credentialed to officiate weddings, funerals, baptisms, and do chaplaincy in hospitals and prisons. Verify (USA > FL).


    • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (2010 – Present)
    • Ordained Life Coach Minister, Christian Leaders Alliance (2022)
    • Certified Deliverance Minister, International School of Exorcism (2015)
    • Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach, Robbins-Madanes Training (2014)
    • Certified Mental Coach, Mental Training, Inc. (2014)
    • Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (2012)


    • Advanced Ministry Award, Christian Leaders College
    • Commissioned Pastoral Certificate, Christian Leaders College
    • Apprentice Church Planting Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute
    • Teaching Ministry, Christian Leaders Institute

    Additional Experience:

      Other Training:

      • Emotional Well-Being Course,
        Post-Graduate Mental Health Training – Professional Psych Seminars (2022)
      • Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success Course,
        Post-Graduate Mental Health Training – Professional Psych Seminars (2022)
      • Global Harvest Network: UPG-World-Mission Evangelism Training,
        River of Life Ministries (2018)
      • Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires, 3.68 GPA, IsraelX
        (edX/Tel Aviv University) (2018)
      • Science, Astrology, and the Cults – Dr. Walter Martin course, 3.92 GPA,
        BBN Bible Institute (2018)
      • Beware of the Cults – Dr. Walter Martin course, 3.48 GPA,
        BBN Bible Institute (2015)

      Other Studies:

      • Comparative Religion, Cults, New Age, and the Occult
      • Marriage and Relationship Counseling (Marriage Builders Method)
      • Creation Science, predominantly Old-Earth, non-evolutionary
      • Life Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Self-Employment, Financial Management
      Guest Speaker, Pastor Brian S. Holmes, MPowered Christian Ministries, Clearwater Largo Pinellas Tampa Florida
      Brian S Holmes Christian Leaders Institute Graduate Diploma
      Pastor Brian S. Holmes Witnessing Sharing Testimony in Mozambique South Africa
      Sharing the Gospel in Mozambique
      Quora Writer Pastor Christian Coach Brian Holmes
      YouTube Videos by MPowered Christian Ministries

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      Personal Coaching Philosophy

      More about personal coaching..

      I’m a Certified Strategic Intervention Coach and graduate from Robbins-Madanes Training, Inc. Strategic Intervention is a specific methodology of highly-effective life coaching that utilizes the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, and others.

      In regards to counseling I utilize much of the latest research, theory, and practice in Christian counseling, psychotherapy, and the bio-psycho-social sciences developed by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). In marriage and relationship counseling or pre-marital counseling, Brian will utilize all of the above as well as several strategies from the Marriage BuildersŽ method developed by Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr.

      In regards to life coaching such as creating work-life balance, personal health, coping with anxiety and stress, eating disorders, any other unhealthy addictions that prevent Christians from being able to honor their bodies’ as the temple of the Holy Spirit, and performance improvement, Brian incorporates and utilizes scientific training learned at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Mental Training Institute, where he possesses certifications in Personal Training, Fitness Nutrition, and Mental Training.

      In regards to teaching, training and coaching I strive to be thoroughly-biblical in all things. I incorporate complementary—but never contradictory—principles and concepts from Christian tradition, philosophy, psychology, science, history, sociology, and other extra-biblical traditions. I humbly embrace and show appreciation for nondenominational dynamics, believing many traditions carry certain strengths that we can still learn from.

      I’m a Qualified, Safe, and Reliable Coach! — The life coaching industry is full of new age practitioners utilizing spiritually dangerous beliefs and techniques. The secular counseling industry is full of atheistic, naturalistic worldview who deny an objective morality, sin, or spiritual reality. And even in the Christian counseling industry many are untrained and unequipped to deal with demonic oppression. Furthermore, because many of those who actually do deliverance ministry lack any of the previous training they incorporate false beliefs and spiritually dangerous techniques in their pursuit of freedom. When it comes to behavior modification, my training in alternative spiritualities, belief systems, and practices has enabled me to better sift through the psychology and experimental techniques and determine those safest and best available. I believe that my holistic and well-balanced education, as well as my analytical, reason-based, and methodological approach provide the best of all worlds. I believe this caries through to all of content whether sermons, workshops, courses, or personal coaching.

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