|My name is Brian Stewart and I want to thank you for your interest in this ministry and our family. I started my career in law
enforcement in 1994 as a Detention Officer with the Houston County Sheriff's Office in Warner Robins GA. I served in several
capacities within the department including SWAT, Patrol Deputy, and eventually became a shift commander in the patrol
In 2001 I had the privilege of attending the GA State Patrol Academy and begin serving as a GA State Trooper. God blessed
me with many opportunities within GSP including serving in the Governor's Mansion, and also as a FLIR operator in the Aviation
Division. I was very content serving as a Trooper and had no plans of doing anything else until retirement, but our plans often
do not fit into God's greater plan.
After a long season of prayer and seeking
direction, I knew God was leading me to form
a ministry with the main goal of ministering to
America's Law Enforcement Officers. This
is how Simple Message Ministries was born,
and in June of 2007 we launched it full time
and I resigned as a Trooper.
Since that time my wife Tammy and I have
been on what we call an adventure with God.
We sold nearly everything we had and
moved into an RV with our 16 month old
daughter and two month old son. We
traveled full-time for the next 4 plus years as
I was given opportunities to speak in
churches and events all across the
southeast. It was also during this time that
God blessed us with 3 more children.
With our 5th child on the way it became clear after much prayer that the time had come to stop traveling on a full-time basis. We
began seeking direction for how this would take place but what happened next was completely off our radar. A friend had
purchased the house we built years earlier and hoped to raise a family in, but through a series of circumstances that only God
could perform He used this friend to provide us with our house back. (You can NEVER out give God)
For the next year and a half I served as interim pastor, and then senior pastor of a local church before returning our focus back
to SMM. Today, we are members of Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins GA; I serve as a School Resource Officer for the
Peach County Sheriff's Office in Fort Valley GA, while continuing to speak and travel with the ministry.
I am thankful for a beautiful and supportive wife that has been through much deep water with me as we have been on this
adventure. Tammy and I were married in April of 1996; she has been blessed with many talents that have been valuable in
helping with the ministry, but most of all, she works diligently in home schooling our beautiful children; Summer, Seth, Samuel,
Sydney, and Sawyer.
|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
PO BOX 10222 WARNER ROBINS, GA. 31095