Brian Norwood experienced a life changing response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ nearly twenty-five years ago, among a small community of believers in San Pedro, California. Brian moved to the Inland Empire to attend California Baptist College (now University) in the Fall of 1993. A painter, draughtsman and musician, he initially pursued a post-secondary education in biblical studies before finishing a degree in Visual Arts in 2000. He has been involved in and around Olive Branch since about 1995, and he and his wife, Ann, have called OBCC their home since 2003. He is a husband, father and a grandfather.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17