Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Briarwood Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Our Staff

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


John C. Powell Pastor

What a blessing it is to serve our Risen Savior. Briarwood is a unique blend of families of all ages, and is one of the most welcoming Church Families you’d ever meet. We love worshipping our Lord together, and with great music, and a variety of ministries and opportunities to serve, we’d love to have you join us.  Its never been easier to get to Briarwood with the new overpass, and the widening of Willie Ray Drive, we are just a few minutes away. Come and visit us!

Josh Sorrell  Youth Minister

Josh is our Youth Pastor and has been working with our young people for a few years now. He teaches our Youth Sunday School group as well as our Wednesday night classes and organizes activities for the group.