Hi, I’m Brent Minter. I am the founder of EXAMEN.me, an online devotional tool to help you interact with God. I am also a published song writer. You can hear me and my songs on Feet that Move. I’m currently the worship pastor at Westwind Church. This is my personal blog.
My life’s pursuit is to help others engage with God.
Though the years, I have done this by leading others in worship on a stage, writing worship songs, creating online devotional tools, preaching, and writing.
While I have a lot of interests and ways I express it, the core of this blog is helping people engage with God in the adventure of life.
My goal is to bring inspiring, thought provoking, and relevant content to help you grow in Christ as you walk through the chaotic adventure of life.
I began helping people engage with God while I was a student at Oklahoma Baptist University. As I pursued my business degree, all my free time was spent playing music and leading a variety of groups in worship.
After I graduated, I left my home state of Oklahoma and headed south to San Antonio, Texas. It is here where I met my wife, and I started working in ministry full time. What started off as a student ministry position responsible for leading worship for students ended in leading worship for the whole congregation of Castle Hills First Baptist Church. While I learned a lot in a few short years, I wanted to finish seminary, so we moved to Fort Worth where I earned my Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Seminary.
While I was a seminary student, we landed at NorthWood Church in the Northeast Suburbs of Fort Worth. I went from attender, to part-time staff, to Worship Pastor, to a member of the executive staff.
A passion that grew in this phase of life was song writing. Under NorthWood Worship, I was able to write a record “Feet that Move”, a record that eventually landed me a publishing deal with Word Music for the songs on the CD.
Also in this same season of life, I experienced a revival in my personal walk with God. While I was never far away, I became a student of growing in my personal relationship with God. Creating, developing, and launching EXAMEN.me was the result of this period of life.
In 2013, my family and I headed to the heart of the midwest, Des Moines, IA. We joined the staff of a young and growing church in the fast growing suburb of Waukee. In my role of Worship Pastor at Westwind Church, I not only lead worship, but also fill a major role on our teaching and preaching team, and head up all our communications including web, mobile app, and marketing.
To sum it up. I love to use the creative arts to help others engage with God.
I have been married to Kari for 12 years. We have two daughters, one son, and a dog. We live in the Western suburbs of Des Moines, IA.
Kari is my best friend. We have very similar passions and skill sets so we are always talking, dreaming, and reading similar books. One of our favorite activities is working out together. We are pretty rabid CrossFiters