Brent Isbell

Brent Isbell grew up in Texas. He spent 33 years preaching for a variety of churches in the DFW area, Houston, and Abilene.

He sensed a call from God early in life to serve churches. He earned degrees from Abilene Christian University (BA in Finance, Master of Religious Education, Master of Divinity) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).

Brent has been married to Melinda since 1993. Melinda is a faculty research librarian at Abilene Christian University. They have two adult daughters, both adopted from China. Jordan is a Navy submariner, and Sarah is a student at ACU. Brent spends a lot of time with college students, teaching religion and Bible classes at both the University of Houston and ACU for more than twenty years.

Brent and Melinda love to travel and have led multiple groups to Israel, Jordan, Greece, and Turkey. Brent has a special passion for mission work, traveling to South Africa, Russia, Mexico, and other locations to equip and encourage local church leaders for success.

“I believe in the local church and have a heart for helping congregations as they seek to be healthier and more effective. IMP is a unique and powerful resource for churches and their leadership. The critical and uncertain transition between ministers is full of promise for churches that want to discover God’s preferred future for their people. I am enthusiastic about spending this season of ministry as a part of IMP, serving the larger Kingdom of God.”

Brent’s Sermon Samples