Brian Holland is the proud husband of Ginney and father of Emily and Duke, and proud father-in-law to Zach (Emily) and Sinclaire (Duke). Through the 1980’s Brian attended Samford University and finished his undergraduate degree at Mercer University. Throughout the 1990s Brian and Ginney moved 2 times as they followed ministry opportunities to Tupelo, Mississippi, and back to Atlanta. During that time, he finished his seminary work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After 20 years of serving as Youth Pastor of 3 churches, he founded the first Phoenix Community in Duluth, GA in a Pizza Pub called Pepperoni’s Tavern. At the height of the economic collapse which swept through America from 2008-2013 Brian, along with his great friends and co-founders Jeff Bagwell and Greg Sweatt launched Phoenix Roasters, Inc. #CoffeeThatMatters. This would become the revenue engine that would fund the dream to see the broken and burnt rise up from the ashes of life both here in America and there in the coffee-growing communities around the world. Recently Brian and Phoenix Pastor Britt Mooney, along with all the Phoenix Community pastors published their first book, “Say Yes. How God-Sized Dreams Take Flight.” (Foreword by Jeff Foxworthy).
- How has God led you and the pastors of Phoenix Roasters to do church, business, and missions differently as well as recently publishing your book “Say Yes”?
- How Brian started his churches over to serve the broken vs the masses and a pivotal moment that gave him the confidence to start The Phoenix Community.
- How Brian and the pastors at The Phoenix Community became a marketplace ministry through coffee and why.
- The importance of inviting people into your story and caring about listening to their story as well as Brian’s powerful 3-word framework to organize our story.
- The mission of Pheonix Roasters as #CoffeeThatMatters and how to get involved.
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