Pastor Ursell L. Brandon was called into the ministry in 1999 while attending Star Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. He was licensed by Dr. J. L. Hudson under whom he served for 3 years. After 3 years of supervision by Dr. Hudson, Pastor Brandon was moved by the Lord to assist Dr. Nathaniel Foster at the Greater El Bethel Baptist Church in Richmond, CA, where he took on the task of Youth Pastor. Pastor Brandon attended Progressive Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond & Sacramento, CA, and received an Associates of Arts degree in Theology and his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies. Pastor Brandon majored in Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies & Theology and also received his Doctorate Degree in Divinity from the Pnueuma Theological Seminary in Oakland California May, 25th 2016.
Pastor Brandon founded Greater Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church in 2012, later Pastored the Greater St. Matthew MBC 2014, and organized The New Beginnings Full Baptist Church in Oakland California in 2016 and is now the Proud Pastor of the Praise Temple Full Gospel Church in Stockton California the sister Church to the Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church Cathedral in Shreveport Louisiana where his older Brother 3rd presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel International is the founder. Pastor Brand currently works for the Father’s & Families of San Joaquin County as a Case Manager. Pastor Ursell Brandon has 16 years of experience working in the capacity of a Mental Health Worker. Pastor Brandon demonstrates ability to actively engage and work with people who are experiencing homelessness, active drug use, mental illness, and other barriers that individuals face. Pastor Ursell Brandon works compassionately with those who have difficulty engaging with service providers.
Pastor Brandon also Provides substance abuse counseling and case management to individuals that has experienced trauma. Pastor Brandon also facilitates Participants with treatment and support for co-occurring mental and physical disorders, relation/stress management, recovery and life skills training, anger management, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C education and counseling, Nutritional education, parenting skills, Remedial Education and Vocational rehabilitation. Pastor Ursell Brandon is married to Lady Omolade Brandon. He has one son, Tyquan Thomas Brandon, and daughter Heaven Nevaeh Brandon, and daughter in law Tamika Cornelius. Pastor Brandon was recently appointed District Director of the Central Valley Northern California Western Pacific region Full Gospel Fellowship International and continues to spread the Word throughout the city of Oakland, Stockton and the bay area uplifting our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.