Giving Thanks When The Water Is Over Your Head
by Jim Brannon
Pastor Jim Brannon –
Jim is a native of Mississippi, graduate of Mississippi College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Saved at the age of nine, he was nurtured in a Christian family and surrendered to the pastoral ministry while in college. Married to Sandy Rhodes Brannon, they have two children and have three grandchildren. Starting in 1965 Jim has served churches in Mississippi, South Dakota, Maryland and Colorado prior to coming to Redeemer in August of 1999. Hobbies and pastimes through the years have included canoeing, fishing, backpacking, hunting and travel with the family.
Youth Pastor Radu Pasca –
Born and raised in Romania, Radu was 12 years old communism fell, and the gospel of Jesus Christ reached him. Radu was the first child in his village who believed in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Radu graduated in 2000 from Emanuel University with a BA in pastoral theology. For the next two years he served as the associate pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church in Tg-Jiu, Romania. In 2003 Radu came to the States. For the next nine months he was the interim youth pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lone Tree, Colorado and then he came on staff of Redeemer in March of 2004 as Youth Pastor. He met his wife Tracy at Redeemer, and they were married on March 25, 2006. Three years later God blessed them with Brady, their little boy. In 2013, Radu became a USA citizen. They love young people and enjoy spending time with them.