Lead Pastor / Elder
Jonathan serves as the Lead Pastor of Restoration Church Bryan. Jonathan and his wife, Stephani, moved to Bryan in the fall of 2013 to plant RCB. The vision had been birthed in North Houston to build a diverse church devoted to relational discipleship in the heart of Downtown Bryan. Jonathan's primary roles at RCB are preaching, leadership development and discipleship, outreach and keeping the vision in front of the church.
Jonathan has been married to his highschool sweetheart, Stephani, for 13 years and they have four incredible little boys and baby girl (as of October 2017!). He loves all things sports, but especially basketball! Jonathan and Stephani both love to be active, and if they're not wrangling kiddos they're working out or working up their appetite for the next meal (lots of food consumed in a household of 5 dudes!). The Brooks have a passion for families and for helping others grow in their love for and walk with Jesus.
Pastor of College Discipleship & Missions
Matt serves as our Pastor of College Discipleship & Missions at Restoration Church Bryan. Matt moved to College Station in the fall of 2013 to start his freshman year at Texas A&M University. Searching for a church that would push him to grow in his faith, he found RCB and began meeting in the home of Jonathan and Stephani Brooks in late September of that year. Having the opportunity to not only be surrounded by men and women of all ages but also discipled by older men from the beginning of his college career helped Matt establish a firm foundation in Christ.
Matt is very passionate about world missions, and particularly missions in Kenya. Upon graduation in December of 2016 Matt came on full time at Restoration. As he continues to thrive in discipleship and missional roles at RCB, Matt's hope is that the experience at Restoration will help equip him for future ministry and mission in Kenya. In September 2017, Matt married the love of his life, Hannah!
“God has used RCB to play a huge role in shaping me while I’ve been in college. The opportunities that I’ve had to grow in my faith, serve those around me, and deepen my relationship with Christ have been incredible. I love this church and its mission to radically transform lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
RCB Kids Coordinator
Tori officially came on board as RCB Children's Coordinator in August 2017 and is thrilled to get to serve the kids and families at Restoration Church Bryan. She grew up in Mission, Texas as one of three girls in a family of five and graduated Texas A&M in 2013.
Upon graduating, Tori taught at Arrow Academy in Bryan for three and a half years. She has always loved working with and mentoring kids from the B/CS community in her spare time. In October 2017, Tori tied the knot with Kaleb Allison (one of RCB's deacons!).
"We look forward to continuing to serve here at RCB. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to know and love your kids. I am excited to come alongside you to help teach them to know and love Jesus."
Interim Worship Leader
Daniel serves as our worship leader at Restoration Church Bryan. Daniel is a senior Aerospace Engineering student at Texas A&M whose heart is ultimately in ministry. Daniel is passionate about music and the powerful ways that the Lord can use it in our lives. Daniel joined in with Restoration in January 2018 to help bring consistency to worship on Sunday mornings and to begin to build a worship team.
Daniel grew up in Tyler Texas, but his parents transitioned to Dallas a week before he moved to College Station to start school at A&M. He is one of seven children and loves getting to spend time with his siblings any time that he can. Daniel likes to spend his time playing music and listening to podcasts about anything from history to Greek mythology. Daniel, above all else, loves Jesus and is passionate about worshipping and studying Him.
Restoration Church Bryan is led by a plurality of elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7/Titus 1:5-9). This group will be comprised of both full-time pastoral elders as well as lay elders who will serve, shepherd, teach and lead the church in the power of the Spirit, according to Scripture.
Currently, Restoration Church Bryan has two ordained elders:
- Jonathan Brooks (ordained Oct. 21 2007 at Northway Baptist Church, Angleton, TX; sent to plant Restoration Church Bryan by Christ Community Church of Magnolia July 2013)
- Kevin Caffey (ordained Feb. 5, 2017 at Restoration Church Bryan)
- Ken Wigley
- Michael Samford
- Kaleb Allison