Pastor Ray Brandon

Ray grew up in Philadelphia and he met his wife, Grace, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. They married in 1992 and have four children. In 2005, after serving 10 years as an associate pastor at Northeastern Baptist Church, Ray started Northbridge Church as an outreach of Northeastern Baptist. The relationships Pastor Ray formed with youth at Northeastern continued as those youth began to grow up and start families of their own. These families became the start-up team for Northbridge church.

In addition to leading Northbridge, Ray is passionate about seeing other churches thrive. He leads a group for church-strengthening in Southwest Michigan and coaches pastors who are starting new churches.

Additionally, in 2016, Northbridge Church started a new church in Portage, Michigan called CityGate Church. CityGate is a young, energetic and growing church reaching those who are far from God.