Brian grew up in Mississippi, as did his wife, Dana, and graduated from Mississippi State University and Covenant Theological Seminary. After seminary, he served as a campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at MSU and at Vanderbilt University. The Habigs moved to Greenville in May 2005. Brian and Dana have three children: Henry ('99), John ('02), and Betsy ('05). Brian likes working in his yard and figuring out arrangements of 80s songs for the acoustic guitar.