Brian Kinsey is passionate about developing the ministries of others and providing leadership training, and is a gifted teacher and mentor. He has completed Life Coach training and training as a member of the John Maxwell team in an effort to improve his own skills and to assist others in recognizing and reaching their potential.



Brian Kinsey was born and reared in Lake Charles, Louisiana and entered full time ministry at the age of eighteen as an evangelist. He pursued that calling with diligence for ten years before accepting a pastorate in Provencal, Louisiana, during which time he earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Theology. He is also an author, whose works include: 

  • The Bride's Pearl, A Commentary on Ephesians
  • Made for More, Seven Proven Strategies For Reaching Your Full Potential, with companion Study Guide
  • The Dancing Father, Discover Joy and Power Through A Daily Relationship with God
  • The Bride's Prize, A Commentary on Philippianswill soon be published by the Pentecostal Publishing House


     After five years as a pastor, Brian Kinsey again entered evangelistic ministry while serving the Louisiana District as Youth President. In 1994, he was elected Youth Secretary of the UPCI, which necessitated a family relocation to the headquarters of the United Pentecostal Church International, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He advanced from Youth Secretary to Youth President, and served with excellence until reaching the age limit for that office.  He was then elected Home Missions Secretary of the UPCI.
    Brian Kinsey and his wife, Lanette, moved to Pensacola in June 2000 to serve First Pentecostal Church as Pastor and since April, 2007, as Senior Pastor.  He is a noted speaker and has traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, and to many foreign countries, including the Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Ghana, Serbia, and the Philippines.