About David J. Brett
David Brett is passionate about sharing life with others and being on the spiritual journey of faith. He loves to help people live into their callings, emerge into ministry, pursue their spiritual gifts, and experience spiritual transformation.
Fellowship Pastor @ Village View Community Church
To be part of a ministry setting that is transformative, relevant, relational, and effective in reaching others with the grace of Christ. To be connected to a church that knows what it means to trade brokenness for wholeness, hurt for healing, and grief for grace. I want to serve with a team of people who are committed to excellence in their love for Christ and their journey of faith. I want to further the kingdom of God through outreach intentionally designed to reach a diverse population. The one passion that drives me in ministry is to the opportunity to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The goals that define my ministry and shape my theology include: leading people to Christ, teaching with spiritual growth in mind, developing gifts in ministry, and empowering people to move forward on the journey of faith.
Purpose Pastor. Village View Community Church, Summerfield, Florida.
I am responsible for seeing the integration and retention of visitors and members to the church. Presently the church attracts over 2,000 people. I enjoy speaking in a wide variety of settings including but not limited to Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings, and in small groups. I provide leadership for all pastoral care ministers as well as implementing strategies for growth, administration, and operations of those ministries. One of the ways that I accomplish these goals is though developing and implementing an infrastructure Pastoral care ministries to ensure meaningful hospital visitation and follow-up spiritual guidance. Additionally I connect parish nurses with patients who need in home assistance and continued care. Additional pastoral care and counseling duties include the opportunity to implement teams and provide leadership for the Alpha Marriage Course, oversee the food pantry and Clothing Connection, as well as other distribution of resources like the Benevolence Outreach to those in need. I relish the moments where I am able to provide pastoral care and counseling via appointment and through the ad-hoc encounters of seeing parishioners out in the community. Thanks to the churches location and facilities, I frequently officiate weddings and funerals. Finally I facilitate ministry for grieving families and provide one-on-one spiritual guidance as well as working closely with Celebrate Recovery and providing support for the Prison Ministry and other outreach opportunities.
Senior Pastor. Christ Community Church, Beaumont, Texas.
At Christ Community Church I was responsible for providing leadership, support and direction to all areas of the church, which I accomplished through a strong commitment to maintain vision, mission and purpose of church. I was responsible for the teaching, care, and development of the church. In the performance of my pastoral duties I planned and spoke at all worship services for Sunday and Wednesday, lead Bible studies, visit, provide follow-up with pastoral care and counseling. I managed and directed a staff that was comprised of both paid and volunteer members and helped them establish and achieve organizational goals. I cultivated the formation of over a dozen 12-step groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, which meet weekly. Through my leadership the church had a serious commitment to ministry excellence which was exhibited in the churches dynamic services, ministry, music, special events, dramas, and weekly teachings. Christ Community Church developed strong local community partnerships though civic center events, food to the hungry, local festivals, and partnership with a local children’s ministry which served underprivileged communities.
Chaplain. Compassion Hospice, Beaumont, Texas.
Adjunct Instructor. Warner University, Lake Wales, Florida.
I am passionate about sharing life with others on the spiritual journey of faith. It is my desire to help people emerge into ministry, pursue their spiritual gifts, and experience spiritual transformation. I specialize in spiritually mentoring people and critically engaging the issues facing the church as it responds to the current postmodern social/cultural milieu. I have strong gifts in pastoral theology, pastoral care and counseling with special attention to spiritual direction.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education with minor in New Testament Greek. After graduation I continued my studies at the Church of God School of Theology at Lee University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity (M.Div). During my M.Div studies I won both the academic excellence and leadership awards. My senior theological paper/thesis was Tough Faith: My Search of Honest Durable Christianity.