Brian Deringer has been a minister in the PCA since 1986. The majority of his ministry has been with Mission to the World, our denomination’s missions agency. Together with Lorrie and their four children, they started out as church planters, in Paris, France. In the following years Brian served in several different leadership roles for a total of 31 years with MTW. He also served as the senior pastor of Friendly Hills PCA in Greensboro, North Carolina for 5 years, helping them to grow and complete a capital campaign resulting in the construction of their church. As a child of a military family, he was born in Germany, moved to Ethiopia, and subsequently had many additional moves around the U.S. before settling down in Augusta, Georgia where he met his bride of 40+ years. He is what is known as a “third culture kid”, not really from anywhere. Still, his parents and extended family hail from Wisconsin. Brian came to Christ through the ministry of Young Life in high school, and served as an Area Director for that organization during his seminary years.
Brian thought he would go into medicine early on which explains his BS in Biology, but the Lord called him away from that life and sent him to get his Masters of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
Brian is married to our own Director of Women’s Discipleship, Lorrie and has four grown children and 6 grandchildren. His lifetime hobby has been golf, but in recent years he spends most of his free time with family, boating, baking bread/cooking, playing guitar, and dabbling in graphic art.