Brandon Watts was on the move quite a bit through his youth – with a father in the military, Brandon and his family changed residences various times before finally settling in New Jersey. As a young adult, he and his wife Ty met in New York, moved to the Pennsylvania suburbs and were settled comfortably with their two sons, Jaden and Jeremy before God decided that once again it was time for change. Brandon began attending and serving at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia in 2010, and in 2013 the Lord birthed and crystallized his plan to leave his corporate job, move his family into the city, and begin raising support as a church plant resident under the elders of Epiphany.
Once God made it clear that the target area of his ministry would be Brooklyn, Brandon began making trips with Lead Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship Dr. Eric Mason, his wife and others to walk the streets and pray over the area. He finally sensed a calling to the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy, and after being officially ordained in 2015, he and his family made another move, this time to Brooklyn. Although he would lead, each member of Brandon’s family now took on integral roles in the planting of the new church in their own ways.
With a missionary mindset, Brandon’s daily quest is to impact the local community through the love of Christ. His passions include preaching the gospel, shepherding his family and church, and seeing the inner city transformed by the message of Jesus. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with a concentration on discipleship counseling from Cairn University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) from Reformed Theological Seminary.