Brain Shore, D.Min
Brian Shore is a pastor, professor, creative thinker, church planter, and coach. He has served as a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) since 1984 , primarily working in the area of church advance and revitalization. His main motivation is making disciples of Christ and he works to that end by coaching and mentoring others, activating them, and helping them maximize their potential. He is committed to helping the next generation of leaders advance God’s Kingdom. In 2020 he was appointed Southern Regional Church Advance Director for the CMA in a region covering from Texas in the west to Puerto Rico in the southeast. In 2020, he also developed and now coordinates a virtual mentoring program for advanced students at Crown College in Minnesota. Shore earned a BA (elementary education) at the University of Central Florida, MS (counseling psychology) at Stetson University, MDiv from Alliance Theological Seminary, and an EdD in educational leadership and administration (higher education) from the University of North Florida. Brian is a Strengths 2.0 Coach and serves with the 3L Cultural Creativity Group, helping people work with diverse groups of individuals. His doctoral dissertation, The Influence of Emotional Woundedness on Leaders in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, has given him unique insight on how connecting with community can help us serve and experience healing, in the midst of our own woundedness. Dr. Shore is a long-serving, part-time instructor at numerous private and public colleges and universities in the state of Florida including Florida State College Jacksonville and St. John’s River State College. Brian has been married to Vicki since 1977. They have three children and nine grandchildren. With the beaches of Jacksonville never far away, Brian is also an avid surfer.