Head of Staff: Rev. Ted Brandt
Pastor Ted has a heart for teaching, preaching, developing leaders, and helping people make a difference in the lives of others.
Ted was born on Long Island near New York City. He moved to New England when he was 14, and graduated with a business degree from Bryant University, then earned his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. While in seminary, Ted pastored a Swedish church in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Ted won a scholarship to study in Jerusalem for a year, where he developed his passion for helping people understand the backgrounds of the Bible. He has designed and led several group study tours to the lands of the Bible.
After pastoring in New England for a time, Ted went on to Africa for seven years of teaching Preaching, New Testament, and Greek language to African pastors at the Theological College of Zimbabwe. Ted arrived in Ventura County in 2006.
Ted lives with his wife Selina; together they have six children – three boys and three girls – plus three dogs.