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 high school sweetheart, Stephani, for 15 years, and they have four incredible boys and a 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.
Missions & College Discipleship Minister
Matt serves as our College Discipleship & Missions Minister at Restoration Church Bryan. Matt moved to Bryan//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.
Upon graduation in December of 2016, Matt came on full time at Restoration, and then in September 2017, Matt married the love of his life, Hannah! As he continues to thrive in discipleship and missional roles at RCB, Matt's hope is to see men and women raised up as strong disciple makers– some of who may respond to the call to make disciples of the unreached around the world!
RCB Kids Minister
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."
Cedric serves as our worship leader at Restoration Church Bryan. Cedric is a junior Accounting student at Texas A&M whose heart is ultimately in ministry. Post-college, Cedric plans to continue to use his gifts to lead worship in the local church; and he also hopes to use his degree to help with community development. Cedric joined Restoration in January 2019 to help continue to lead us toward our vision of being a gospel-centered, diverse, disciple-making local church body.
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. For more information on the process, CLICK HERE. For Q & A, CLICK HERE.
Currently, Restoration Church Bryan has three appointed elders:
- Jonathan Brooks (appointed Oct. 21 2007 at Northway Baptist Church, Angleton, TX; commissioned to plant Restoration Church Bryan by Christ Community Church of Magnolia July 2013)
- Kevin Caffey (appointed Feb. 5, 2017 at Restoration Church Bryan)
- Matt Prine (appointed Nov. 10, 2019 at Restoration Church Bryan)
- Kaleb Allison - Deacon over benevolence
- Cody Schneider - Deacon over newcomer connection
- Neal Ellis - Deacon over hospitality & health
- Leslie Ellis
- Ryan Buse
- Seth Berry