2021 Service Chair
Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon
Bishop Brandon serves as Senior Pastor and CEO of Praise Temple. He also serves as the Third Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International. Brandon is a Life Member of the historic Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and is a highly motivated minister, mentor, counselor, speaker, and spiritual father. He is also the founder/organizer of L.L. Brandon Ministries, Inc.
As a community leader and entrepreneur, Brandon served as the Chairman of the Shreveport Regional Airport Authority Board and resigned after being elected to the Louisiana State Ethics Board by the House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the Step Forward Initiative, the Rotary Club of Shreveport, and he actively serves on numerous boards, commissions, civic councils, and in many faith-based ministry endeavors. Brandon is the managing partner of the Brandon Group International, and he serves as President of the Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation. Currently, he is enrolled in the Graduate School of Theology pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Church Ministries and Leadership at Oral Roberts University.
Furthermore, Bishop Brandon is the author of the groundbreaking books, Treasures in the Darkness, Holiness Is Still Right, A Faith that Feels Like Lying, and You Complete Me.
It is Bishop Brandon’s earnest prayer that every person he comes in contact with is blessed, challenged, inspire, and changed. His motto is “We are better together”.