Dr. Howell (Ph.D. Theolgoy, 2010) is a graduate of The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught for two years. He has served local churches in Florida and Louisiana since 2001. He started his ministry in Branford in September of 2018 as Interim Pastor. First Baptist called him to serve as Pastor in January. He is married to Emily, who is a Physical Therapist and Educator. They have three children.