Brandon Burdett Porter an accomplished pastor, author, singer, songwriter,
and evangelist, has extensively traveled this nation sharing God’s
Word with God’s people. He is a fourth generation member of
the Church Of God In Christ – the son of Mother Ida M. Porter
and the late Bishop W.L. Porter, who founded Greater Community Temple
COGIC in Memphis; became the organizing prelate of Tennessee Central
Jurisdiction in 1981; and was a former member of the church’s
General Board. Bishop Brandon B. Porter is also the grandson of the
late Elder George T. Flagg, who pastored in Arkansas.
rich heritage is rivaled only by his love for and dedication to the
church. For Bishop Brandon B. Porter has consistently served the Church
Of God In Christ in numerous capacities, starting with his introduction
to the ministry while he was still very young. He accepted his call
to preach in 1976 and was ordained an elder in 1978 by Bishop J.O.
Patterson, Sr., Presiding Bishop at that time. In that year, he became
the assistant pastor of Greater Allen Avenue COGIC in Jackson, Tennessee.
And in 1981, he was appointed pastor of Greater Victory Temple, also
in Jackson. He became the district superintendent in 1986, and in
1991 his father resigned over to him the now historic Greater Community
Temple COGIC in North Memphis. Under Bishop Brandon B. Porter’s
leadership, the membership of Greater Community Temple COGIC has flourished
to over 5,000, and the church has expanded to include an additional
campus, located in East Memphis.
to follow in his father’s footsteps, Bishop Brandon B. Porter
has held numerous positions within the Church Of God In Christ on
all levels (local, district, jurisdictional, and national). These
positions include the vice chairman of the National Trustee Board;
president of the International Youth Department; national director
of Public Relations and Marketing; executive producer of the COGIC
Today TV show; and coordinator of Christmas in November. In 2009,
he succeeded his father by becoming the Jurisdictional Prelate of
the Tennessee Central Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ.
(This jurisdiction has since grown with over 95 churches and continues
to grow at a phenomenal rate.)
anointed, passionate preacher and motivational speaker with a dynamic
message of spiritual empowerment and family enrichment for practical
living, Bishop Brandon B. Porter can be heard by millions weekly via
television, radio, and the World Wide Web. He is also an inspired
writer, touching thousands with his transforming books: A Reason to
Keep Going, It’s Time to Be Filled, In His Likeness, You Have
Been Planted, and Speaking Life.
knows no boundaries for Bishop Brandon B. Porter, who is the CEO of
several community developments in the Tennessee area. In November
2012, during the 105th Annual Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri,
he was elected as one of the Church Of God In Christ’s newest
members of its General Board – the highest executive and administrative
board within the Church Of God In Christ, consisting of twelve elected
bishops, including the Presiding Bishop.
having extensive ecclesiastical responsibilities, Bishop Brandon B.
Porter still manages to spend quality time with his wife Melody and
their two sons, Brandon II and Bryson.