Our Pastor

Pastor Brent Lawrence grew up in a rural part of northern Maine. Born into a pastor’s home, Pastor Lawrence became aware of the challenges and sacrifices of ministry very early in life. In 1988 he graduated from Northpoint Bible College and continued on staff at the school until 1994. During that time he held the positions of Ministry Department Director and Campus Pastor as well as serving on the Alumni Board. In addition to these responsibilities, Pastor Lawrence traveled throughout the Northeast preaching in various churches as a representative of Northpoint.

In 1994, Pastor Lawrence married Mariela Iampaglia and relocated to Chicago becoming the Associate Pastor of Praise Tabernacle, a work started by his father-in-law in 1993. He has worked in youth ministry, music ministry, taught Sunday school as well as maintained a regular preaching schedule. In 2006, Pastor Lawrence assumed the role of Senior Pastor of the church and along with his wife, they serve the community of believers at Praise Tabernacle.

Pastor Lawrence and Mariela live in a suburb of Chicago along with their two daughters Jamie and Rylie.