Hello, and welcome to LivingPraying.com. Brian Sloan has been a Christian for most of his life. He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education focused on music at the University of North Georgia. He has received training at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well. Brian served in full-time Christian ministry serving in 4 churches over a period of 37 years, his last position being a stay of 20 years.

Through those years Brian has served in positions as Youth Minister, Associate Pastor, Pastor of Worship, Media Director, and Adult Ministries Pastor. He also visited patients and helped train other pastors in visiting and encouraging those in hospitals.

Brian Sloan

Due to his interest in education, he was also elected and served for 12 years on a local Board of Education in North GA. The combination of full-time ministry and also learning the ins and outs of a high-performing educational system in Gainesville, GA has allowed him to gain first-hand experience and insights that might encourage others.

Our Family

Brian began blogging over a decade ago and has done several hobby websites through the years. In 2021 he began to think about starting a new blog and about a topic on which he wanted to write.

Brian and wife, Annette

Although there were many blogs out there that were focused on encouraging Christians in their walk with Christ, Brian I nonetheless kept coming back to the topic. He thought his journey could be of help to others who might have walked a similar path.

He is particularly sensitive to those who have dealt with mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety. He had his first bout of clinical depression when he was 29 years old. Brian has had to be diligent in fighting it several times since then and understands how anxiety usually goes right along with it.

Although the medical community can help with both physical and mental issues, Brian believes that a strong relationship with Jesus Christ should be the foundation for our lives.

He not only writes about things that may be troubling us in our lives but doesn’t limit himself to only those types of topics. He will write, and allow others to write content on these pages on many topics that we face as we seek the God of the Bible. It’s his desire that the pages of this website would encourage you in your daily lives.