Pastor Ray Brandon

Ray met his wife Grace in Scranton, Pennsylvania (cue up the theme song to The Office). They were married four years later and have four children. Cole is married to Zayda and they live in Louisville, KY. Mimi is studying to become a nurse at Cedarville University and Samantha (Sam) and Roman atten Parchment Hight School.

Ray has has a long standing connection in ministry. He was hired twice by the same Sr. Pastor once in northern Michigan and then again in Kalamazoo at Northeastern. After serving 10 years as a youth pastor, Ray was blessed to plant Northbridge Church in 2005 as a daughter church from Northeastern. Many of the families that started Northbridge were teens that grew up under Ray’s ministry. Every ministry step has been connected.


In addition to leading Northbridge, Ray is passionate about churches flourishing in Southwest Michigan. Ray leads a group for church strengthening in Southwest Michigan for Converge MidAmerica and coaches pastors who are starting new churches in Michigan.

In 2016, Northbridge Church launched a daughter church in Portage, Michigan called CityGate Church. CityGate is a fantastic growing church reaching those who are far from God.