BRIAN HOLMAN


Wichita, KS or Kansas City, MO

 

BRIAN HOLMAN


Former Major League Baseball Player & Motivational Speaker


After a successful Major League Baseball career with the Montreal Expos, the Seattle Mariners, and the Cincinnati Reds, Brian was forced to retire due to an arm injury. Brian began his business career in 1995 and is currently the Managing Director of the Wichita, Kansas office of Ronald Blue & Co. Ronald Blue & Co. is a fee only investment advisory firm specializing in comprehensive financial, estate and investment counsel from a biblical perspective.

Actively involved with many non-profit and philanthropic organizations, Brian currently serves on the board of directors of Esperanza International, an organization founded in 1994 by former teammate Dave Valle to address the needs of impoverished women in the Dominican Republic. He is also active in Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Children’s Hospital and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Brian is a highly respected and sought after motivational speaker. He and his family know the pain of personal loss and have overcome great adversity. His inspirational messages have had a tremendous impact when shared at churches, youth, family and men’s outreach conferences. He also speaks at awards banquets and corporate events across the United States.

Brian enjoys public speaking, coaching, upland bird hunting, fishing, weight lifting, metal detecting, collecting vintage baseball memorabilia and spending lots of time with his family. He and his wife, Jami, live in Goddard, KS, and have four children Scott, David, Jennifer and Kassidy. They attend Northridge Friends Church in Wichita, KS.

What Others Are Saying...

Brian and his wife Jami have been through incredible trials with incredible faith. God is using them to touch the hearts and lives of all who hear their message, a message which has come through real life experiences that are relevant to us all. Both Brian and Jami are gifted speakers, who will communicate Gods love and truth with warmth, humor and sensitivity. Those who witness Gods grace and strength in their lives gain new hope for whatever they may be facing.
Rev. Ben Staley, Pastor
Northridge Friends Church
Wichita, KS


Brian Holman is an inspired communicator of what God has done in his life. I have had the privilege of hearing many Christian athletes speak. He is undoubtedly one of the best. It is my privilege to highly recommend Brian.
Dr. Gene Williams,
Pastor, Author
Director, Shepherds’ Fold Ministries


Brian Holman tells a riveting story that touches on pain and difficulty in life as we all face it. His life and his message are fascinating, but because of his humility and compassion, they impact people deeply for the good.
Jeff Kemp
Executive Director, Families Northwest
NFL Quarterback, Retired


Brians inspiring and heart touching message of hope challenged and motivated our men as he shared his life story with passion and purpose. Brian Holman is a gifted speaker and a godly man that is being used by the Lord in a mighty way to touch the lives of others through his inspiring message of hope.
Mike Willich
Minister of Education and Small Groups
Marriage and Family Therapist
Countryside Christian Church


I am happy to recommend Brian Holman as a trusted communicator. I have had the privilege of hearing Brian speak on at least two occasions. Brian is a man of personal faith and integrity who has seen his great dreams for life come true, but has also seen hope diminished in life’s unexplainable storms. Through the recounting of his experiences on the baseball diamond and in some the most unthinkable circumstances life has to offer, Brian conveys a message of faith and hope in the One who is the Giver of life. This is a message from a speaker that people of all ages need to hear.
Dr. David J. Robinson
General Superintendent
Evangelical Friends Church Mid America


Brian Holman’s message is from the heart. Anyone who has been through a significant trial will relate to and find comfort in this testimony. The story riveting, but it is the underlying lesson’s that make it unforgettable. It is a testimony that shows the importance of living for the Lord each day, because we do not know what the next moment will bring. It teaches the value of a steadfast faith—the Lord indeed will see us through the darkest valley. And it shows how love transcends this time and place and can blossom anew for eternity.
Brent Kellenberger
Attorney
Servant Christian Community Foundation


Brian’s message of faith and courage inspires us to look beyond ourselves and our circumstances to find hope in God’s faithfulness as we face the challenges of life.
Joseph Helms, CFP®
Managing Director
Principal
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC


I have heard many of the best speakers in the country from Armstrong to Ziglar--Brian Holman communicates as effectively as any of them, with tremendous impact. Even at 7:30 a.m., Brian held the attention of the audience (over 500) so tightly they roared with laughter at times but you could hear a pin drop when he dealt with the serious issues of life. I can’t wait for another opportunity to hear him!”
Ronald C. Finke, JD, ChFC
President, Chief Investment Officer
Stewardship Capital, Ltd.


I have had the privilege to work for the Seattle Mariner Baseball Club for over twenty-five years and have heard and observed many speakers at different functions. I am asked many times to offer suggestions for speakers. On one occasion when the King County Medical Association asked for a speaker for their annual meeting, I asked Brian Holman, one of our former outstanding baseball pitchers. He was available and appreciated the opportunity. He captured the attention of over one thousand in attendance. He spoke with calmness, confidence & poise. The response was overwhelming with not only applause but with comments by many who were in the audience.

Another opportunity came for me to suggest Brian Holman to be our preacher for our Church as well as for our Education Hour on the same day. When asked, Brian agreed to both with a passion to pursue opportunities to serve. He traveled a great distance to be our preacher and speaker for our Education Hour. Every one of us in attendance was deeply moved and touched by his gift of inspiration and words of conviction. Brian gave us something to grab onto and to ponder making a difference for life.

These are some of the reasons it is a pleasure to recommend Brian Holman as a public speaker. I am confident and know personally, Brian will be a sought after speaker and will be very much in demand!
Al "Moose" Clausen
Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field Suites Sales


We were honored to have Brian Holman as our featured speaker at the 2006 Mayors Prayer Breakfast in Independence, Missouri. We found Brian to be an outstanding speaker and received no negative feedback. His message touched many in the audience with profound impact. If this was an event to have repeat speakers, we would have Brian back again. We are grateful for Brians contribution to such an enlightening and uplifting event.
Mayor Don B. Reimal
City of Independence, Missouri


In over 30 years as a Pastor I have heard a host of speakers. Brian is among the top 3 that I have heard. As I sat during a luncheon and heard him he took me from that room to the Throne Room. I sat in the presence of a man that did not “just” have an encounter with God but was in “relationship” with God. His pains through life were covered by the love of God. His prominence as a Pro Athlete was secondary to being known as a Man walking with God. I recommend Brian to you for any setting you have need of someone that loves God and will bring hope to lives that sit in his presence.
Dr. Doug Barker,
Associate Pastor,
Central Christian Church
Wichita, KS