Bro. Bryan Cullen Powell, age 51, of Auburn, Ky., met his Lord Jesus face to face on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

Bryan was born on Feb. 7, 1969, in Madisonville, Ky. As a young man, Bryan was a star athlete but he chose to define his life by his love for his family and his service to his God and King. He surrendered to the ministry and faithfully preached the Word of God with a deep respect and love for over 20 years, shepherding three flocks for the kingdom of God presently ministering at Liberty Baptist Church in Auburn.

Bryan Loved his wife and kids more than anything in this world. He was the quiet and gentle rock of his home and led his family with unconditional love. He was the most ardent admirer of his wife and the hero of all his kids. Bryan never left the house without telling his family that he loved them. In God’s sovereignty, Bryan was called home to give an account to his King, and his family has abundant joy knowing that the Master said to him “Well done, My good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of My rest.”

Bryan leaves behind his cherished wife, Missy (Leatherman), with whom he shared 30 wonderful years of Christ-centered marriage, presenting a living example of true love to his family. His legacy lives on in his daughter, Mallory (Aaron) Courter, and his sons, Brett (Miriam) Powell, Eric (Madelyn) Powell, and Isaac Powell, and his four precious grandchildren, Owen, Etta, and Edmund Courter, and Ava Powell, whom he adored and who loved their Papa dearly. Bryan is also survived by his grandmother, Dorothy Louise Powell; his beloved parents, Rev. Wilbur and Mary Frances Powell, and his devoted sister, Rhonda Powell.

Funeral services for Bro. Bryan Powell will be conducted Monday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Parkside with Kevin Turley and his children, Brett Powell, Eric Powell, Isaac Powell, and Mallory Courter officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation began Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Parkside from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until funeral time at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers are Brett Powell, Eric Powell, Isaac Powell, Aaron Courter, Trad Leatherman, and Rich Powell.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, make donations to Bryan's widow Missy. There is a GoFundMe account for the family at https://www.gofundme.com/f/powell-widow-fund? Envelopes are available at the church.

The family has entrusted the care of Bryan Powell to the Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel.