couple fiveBrian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder and Ministry Development Director of Practical Shepherding, Inc. He is the husband of Cara and father of four children, son, Samuel and daughters, Abby, Isabelle, and Claire. He has served in pastoral ministry for almost twenty years, while serving the last ten of those years as Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church. He was educated at both Belmont University and Indiana University receiving his B.A. in Sociology. He also undertook some graduate work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brian has written several books to help serve pastors and church leaders on the practicalities of pastoral ministry.  Topics which include caring for the sick, training and identifying leaders, conducting funerals, dealing with issues of sin, caring for widows, and prioritizing the pastor’s family, as well as his own soul.  He also writes a blog with links and re-posts on other blogs such as Tim Challies, David Murray, the Gospel Coalition, and 9 Marks.  Brian’s newest book, The Pastor’s Family, was co-written with his wife Cara and was published by Zondervan in August 2013.  There are a dozen more books in the works that will be published in the next 2-3 years.  In addition to his writing, Brian travels all over the world preaching at local churches, speaking at conferences, and training pastors.




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