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 12 years and they have four incredible little boys. 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.
Minister of College Discipleship & Missions
Matt serves as our Ministr 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 jumps into his new ministry role, his hope is that the experience at RCB will help equip him for future ministry and mission in Kenya.
“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
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