Brent Armstrong is the Senior Pastor at Tucson Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona. Brent previously was the Pastor at Oakwood Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina from 2000 until 2009. Brent has a passion for missions, teaching the Bible, and seeing families grow in their walk with the Lord.
Brent has traveled to many foreign countries to encourage and minister with missionaries. He has preached at numerous Bible colleges and universities. Brent has also been privileged to speak at numerous camps, retreats, and conferences.
Brent became the Senior Pastor of Tucson Baptist Church in June of 2009. He views the opportunity to minster with the great people of Tucson Baptist as a great privilege. It is his prayer that souls will be impacted with the Gospel message, grow in their relationship with Jesus, and grow in their fellowship with the community at Tucson Baptist Church.
Pastor Brent grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia. His mother was saved after being invited to attend a Ron Comfort crusade. The following Saturday, Pastor Doug Rutherford of Fellowship Baptist Church led Brent’s father, Dave, to the Lord in the driveway of his home. Brent was five years old when his parents trusted Jesus Christ as their personal, Lord and Savior. After his parents radical change in life, the family became actively involved in the ministry of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Brent graduated from Calvary Christian School in 1983 and began attending Bob Jones University, majoring in Bible Education. After graduation from BJU, Brent married Shelli Ann Eberle in 1987. They started their new life together in Durham, North Carolina. Due to his large school bill, Brent stayed in the trucking business to repay his loan to BJU. Once leaving Durham, Brent and Shelli have lived in a number of locations throughout the United States.
It was during the transition from Salt Lake City, UT to the Atlanta area that God began to work in Brent’s life regarding full-time Christian service. Pastor Pyle of Bible Baptist Church in Hampton, GA was instrumental in this process of leaving the business world. After preaching a message on Elijah and Elisha, Brent surrendered to full-time Christian work. It has been a continual growing process since that service of surrender in 1999.
Brent and Shelli have three children. Benjamin was born in 1989, is married to Valerie and lives in the Dallas, Texas area. They have one son, Hunter who was born in 2015. Jennifer was born in 1991, is married to Mark and lives in Costa Mesa, California. Jonathan was born in 1994, is married to Jenessa and lives in Tucson, Arizona. All three children have been saved and are active in their church.