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Brian Van Cleave has been writing and telling stories since he became a minister of the gospel over 40 years ago. He retired from his position of Senior Pastor of the McMinnville Foursquare Church after 25 years of service. At the same time, Brian worked for Duniway Middle School as a special education reading teacher while coaching multiple middle school sports teams. He retired in 2018 but still teaches as a licensed substitute and continues to coach the 7th-grade tackle football team. Currently Brian has been the Interim Pastor at CalvaryMac in McMinnville.

  Brian is an accomplished guitarist and a “not-so-accomplished” golfer.

  Brian and Robann have been married for 45 years and reside in McMinnville, Oregon. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.


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Jesus, A Man's Man

June 20, 2022

Check out Brian's first book:

"Jesus, A Man's Man." 

Brian Van Cleave's “Jesus, a Man's Man” is written primarily to men from a male perspective but is applicable to all who read it. This book explores the life of Jesus and His disciples capturing not only the spiritual, but human side of their personalities.

  Through the author's personal life stories and the challenges Jesus and His disciples faced, Brian shows that men are not alone in their struggle to follow Jesus and be a man of God.

  The author weaves solid Biblical teaching with personal life lessons to paint a unique and practical picture of what it means to follow Jesus.

  This book will speak to and inspire those who are knowledgeable of the Bible as well as those who have never heard of Jesus.

Available at from this site under SHOP or at Amazon, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and traditional Brick & Mortar Bookstores.

Autographed copies available from author.

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Published by TBN's Triology Publishing

•Brian Van Cleave’s “Out of the Wilderness” is ready for pre-sale. Get Your discounted, autographed copy directly from the author. $20.00 & FREE shipping. It will be released on Amazon July 3rd for $25.00 plus shipping.

•Email author with your order:

•Description: Brian Van Cleave's “Out of the Wilderness” is written in the same story telling style as his last book, “Jesus, a Man’s Man.”  Through personal life stories and the challenges Moses and the children of Israel faced in their exodus from Egypt and their wanderings in the desert, Brian shows that we too are not alone in our struggle to follow Jesus and be a Promised Land person.

  The author weaves solid Biblical teaching with personal life lessons to paint a unique and practical picture of what it means to follow Jesus as well as how to be a leader in His kingdom here on earth.


For autographed copies available from author:
Pay on this site under: SHOP or
Venmo @Brian-VanCleave
or send check to:
Brian Van Cleave
702 Elizabeth Ct.
Dayton, Or. 97114
Please provide mailing address and name

Public Park

Brian will be signing Books at the Dayton City Park for the DAYTON FRIDAY NIGHTS

July 29; and every Friday in August. 5:30-8:30 pm

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Does following Jesus make you a weaker, softer man? Ever heard men say that they won’t receive Jesus because it'll make them 'less of a man?' Maybe you've hesitated to go all-in for the same reason. This week, author Brian Van Cleave joined Jim Ramos to discuss his book, 'Jesus, A Man's-Man.' By the end of this episode, you'll understand why Jesus makes you more of a man than you could imagine, and how to ignite the man's-man within you.

  Here is an hour long Pod Cast with Jim Ramos from “Men in the Arena.” If you click the links or “control click” it should play. It is also available on You Tube.

Public Park

Hear Brian's sermon by clicking the link below:

Shared with Calvary Mac

Sunday, January 29th

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Brian joined Larry Baker LIVE on the "MudToe Radio Show" on KNCP1073 FM.

August 18, 2022 from 6-9am.

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Brian was featured on Jim Ramos' "Men In The Arena" Pod Cast

Stuck in the Mud


702 Elizabeth Ct. Dayton, Oregon 97114


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