Brian has been involved in full time ministry since 2005. He has served as both a youth pastor and teaching pastor within the local church and stepped out into full time itinerant ministry in 2019. As an itinerant minister, Brian travels both nationally and internationally and ministers at conferences, home groups, and churches. He loves to share with those he ministers to what he believes God is saying to the church and to see people encounter God in a way that brings transformation.


Brian is the author of two books, First Dance: Venturing Deeper Into a Relationship with God and Awakened: Coming Awake and Coming Alive Through the Beauty of the Gospel. He is also the creator and director of The Unveiling Prophetic School, a two year school that equips students in the fundamentals of the gift of prophecy and in understanding their identity as believers.


Brian is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY and Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. He possesses an MA in Counseling and a BA in English, with a minor in Psychology.


Brian also has a large family that consists of his wife, Nicole, and his four girls, Emma, Lily, Hannah, and Shiloh, and his Rottweiler, Maximus.


Faith Like Birds is the itinerant ministry of Brian Connolly, headquartered at Praise Community Church in York, PA. It seeks to speak what the Lord is saying in season to the church while also equipping the church for the days ahead through prophetic insight.

Brian has a passion to see the Lord perform in the lives of others what God has performed in his own life. He longs to see people set free from their bondage and have the broken places in their lives healed through encountering the love of God.

Brian also longs to see teenagers encounter God in a way that results in salvation and change. Because there are so many students today experiencing an identity crisis and walking around with so much hurt and pain, Brian believes that one encounter, one experience with the love of God can change the way young people see themselves and how they live. Brian believes that much of his story relates to this generation and he desires to share it with as many teenagers as he can.

Although Brian doesn't see himself as an evangelist, it is common in his meetings for salvation to be central, especially with younger crowds hungry for an encounter. The answer that so many are seeking is found in Jesus alone and Brian carries this truth wherever he evangelizes.

Lastly, Brian believes there is a strong call on his life to reintroduce the doctrine of the baptism in the Holy Spirit to the church both biblically and through testimony, and to see the sons and daughters of God filled with the Spirit of God.