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Episode 45: Called to Create With Brian Peterson

by Crown Financial April 20, 2022

Episode 45: Called to Create With Brian Peterson

Crown Stewardship Podcast

Episode 45: Called to Create With Brian Peterson

About this episode:
This week on the Crown Stewardship Podcast, we welcome Brian Peterson, founder of Faces of Mankind. Brian grew up knowing he wanted to be an artist, and started his career as a car designer. But when he came to faith as an adult, he started using his God-given creative gifts to paint portraits of his homeless neighbors in order to show to them and those who see the paintings, that God values each one of them - and from that Faces of Santa Ana was born. Since then, Faces of Santa Ana has expanded to become Faces of Mankind. Brian has now become a mural artist with prominent walls featured all over the Southern California region. You will be inspired and encouraged as you hear powerful stories of how following God’s leading has brought him to where he is today and excited for more of what God has in store for Brian!

Podcast Highlights:

  •  Brian’s creative career began as a car designer. He shares a hidden detail on the Kia Sportage Interior he designed - the inspiration was the Lord!
  • Brian came to faith as an adult, and the radical heart change he experienced caused him to leave his dream job in order to pursue God’s calling to steward his gifts to help those experiencing homelessness in his city.
  • You’ll hear how Brian has grown from painting portraits to painting huge wall murals. Brian shares the powerful story of following God’s lead and having the opportunity to paint a mural of his childhood hero, Kobe Bryant.

About Our Guest

Brian Peterson, founder of Faces of Mankind, is an artist from Miami, Florida currently living in Santa Ana, CA. His artistic skills were discovered by his 4th grade teacher in Miami, FL and he’s had a passion ever since. Brian attended art programs all throughout elementary school, middle school, high school, and later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009 with a degree in Industrial Design. His industrial-focused career left his desire to paint on the back burner as he pursued his dream job as a Sr. Automotive Designer at Kia Design Center America. Through his car design endeavors, Brian has had the privilege to design multiple Kia cars and travel around the world to present his work. 


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