About Pastor

Pastor Brandon M. Smith, a native of Greater Baton Rouge, is a proud husband, father, and teacher of God’s Word. His preaching ministry began in 2005, but he has served from his early years. Pastor Brandon spent his formative years and received foundational training at Richardson Chapel Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Charles H. Gordon. Professionally, he leads community relations at Louisiana State University.

Ministry Highlights

Active in music ministry since age 11, having been a choir director, worship leader, and Minister of Music. Pastor Smith currently serves as Music President of the Louisiana East First Jurisdiction.
Facilitates music workshops and leadership training for churches of varying denominations and affiliations
Former Sunday School teacher
Co-founder of the Youth Spiritual Empowerment Conference (2005-2012)
Served in youth ministry at the local, district, state, regional, and national levels
Named to the Church of God in Christ’s inaugural class of 40 Under 40 in 2019

Professional Highlights

Former elementary educator
Serves as Director of Community and Education Partnerships (LSU), working with the President and senior leadership
Named to Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” in 2011

Educational Highlights

Graduate of Scotlandville Magnet High School
Ralph J. Bunche Center Summer Institute, Howard University
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, LSU
Master of Public Administration, LSU