Pastor Brandon came to First Baptist Raytown in September 2012, when he began working with church leadership to shape the vision for the church, giving the church momentum to grow and move forward in ministry.
As a kid, Brandon had a severe speech impediment and stuttering problem and was extremely shy, but through God’s grace, he’s been able to overcome that and be a communicator of the love and message of Jesus Christ. Brandon starting pastoring churches at the age of 19. He claims that he had no idea what he was doing back then, but he wanted to be a willing and available person for God to use.
He has a great sense of adventure and enjoys taking in the beauty of God’s creation, especially when driving anything with a motor on it - motorcycles, small airplanes, jet ski, boat, etc. Brandon is also a foodie, he likes trying new and different types of food, and enjoys going to the movies.
Brandon’s favorite verse is also his life verse: Jeremiah 29:11. He believes the future is bright when you live your life through the power and presence of God. The Lord’s plans for your future are as bright as the promises of God.
"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11