Meet The Team
- Brandon ConnerSenior PastorBrandon ConnerSenior Pastor
Brandon was born in East Tennessee in a small town called Greeneville. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Speech and Communications, and then attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned degrees in Evangelism and Church Growth, Theology and Leadership.
He has been married to his wife Stephanie since 1999. They have two children together, Maggie and Samuel. Brandon has served in churches in Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio prior to joining the Mosaic staff team in January of 2017.
Craig and his family began attending Mosaic in October 2008 after buying a home in Ocean Springs. Craig has served in various volunteer positions since getting connected at Mosaic. Most recently, he has lead MOMENTUM, a men’s ministry designed to equip men to be proactive leaders in their homes, church, community and workplace, and he has been a part of Next Steps as the Serving Teams Director.
After carefully praying through the possibility of leaving a career that spans more than 20 years, he is convinced that now is the time to step out in faith and answer God’s call on his life to full time ministry.
Kieren Rouse, originally from Great Yarmouth, England, moved to south Mississippi in 1996. Kieren joined the Mosaic Church staff in December of 2014. Kieren has over eight years of worship ministry experience along with six years of student pastoring at Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Kieren attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for three years where he was bitten by a radioactive spider while pursuing his B.A. in Biblical Studies and intends on resuming his education in 2017.
Kieren’s passions in ministry include leading worship, teaching and preaching the Bible, discipleship, and connecting with people one-on-one. Kieren married his wife, Leighanne, in May of 2015 and they both feel confident that one day God will call them to church plant. However, until that day they both feel that God has called them to be missionaries to the 180,000 unchurched residents on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Jacob joined our staff in June of 2015. He has four years of Ministry experience and he holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis in expository preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA.. He is happily married to his wife, Molly, and they both live in the Ocean Springs area.
Jacob’s passion is teaching and preaching the Bible. He holds firm to verse by verse exposition, and seeks to lead students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ by connecting them to God and one another.
Jeremy is a native of Biloxi, MS. He graduated Southeastern Bible College in 1993 with a BA in Church Ministry and has been involved in ministry ever since. He married his wife Laura in March 1999 and they have three daughters. Jeremy also graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2001 with a Masters of Science in Counseling.
He has served on staff with Mosaic since it was founded in 2008.
- Gina WoodsBiblical MarriageGina WoodsBiblical MarriageGina was born in New Orleans,LA in 1960. She and her family moved to the MS Gulf Coast in 1992. She and Phillip have been married since 1979 and are the proud parents of 4 adult sons. Gina has been involved in various church and community ministries all of her adult life. Gina serves as a co-leader for a Mosaic Community Group, teaches weekly at Kids Beach Club and is on the leadership team for a local Moms of Preschoolers group. She enjoys spending time with her family,weekend trips to New Orleans and loves all things Mid-Century.
Patty was born in Ocean Springs and has lived on the Gulf Coast all of her life. She began working at People’s Bank the year she graduated and later worked in Real Estate assisting agents and as administrative assistant for local companies in OS and recently came to work with Mosaic Church in November of 2012.
Patty has been a Christian all of her life but re-dedicated her life to Christ in 2007 and began attending Mosaic in 2010.
- Brock is originally from Poplarville, MS, but has moved several places in south Mississippi during his ministry which included four years in youth ministry and 2 years as an associate pastor. He joined the Mosaic staff in January 2016 as the Community and Local Outreach Director. Brock was married to his wife Lee (yes... they’ve heard all of the broccoli jokes) on March 14, 2015 and they both see church planting as something God has called them to do in the future. Brock has many passions in ministry, but the main one is developing community amongst the body of Christ in a way that leads them to love each other and constantly point people to Jesus. He and his wife feel that God has led them to join Mosaic in reaching the 180,000 unchurched people on the Gulf Coast.
Since 2015, Amy has served as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Amy was raised in Long Beach and from an early age was taught by her parents to love Jesus. She attended Bible Baptist Christian School in Gulfport and Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. Her heart is to serve the people of Mosaic and to exemplify God's grace to them.
She lives in Ocean Springs with her husband, Leslie, and daughter, Madisyn.