Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder 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 eleven 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 or contributed to over a dozen 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 co-wrote a book, The Pastor’s Family, with his wife Cara, which was published by Zondervan and has had a unique impact on the families of pastors around the world. In addition to his writing, Brian travels all over the world preaching at local churches, speaking at conferences, and training pastors.