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.
Continuing 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.)
An 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.
Success 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.
Though 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.