Pastor Branch is a highly revered New Testament Scholar, Professor of Scriptures, expert in Personal and Team Leadership Development, Author, Historian, Teacher and Preacher. Pastor Branch also provides coaching and transformative strategies for preparing for Transitions, strengthening Relationships and embracing Minimalist Living. Pastor Branch holds a Masters of Arts degree, Masters of Divinity degree and a honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio.
Pastor Branch says to all whom he connects with around the world that "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has
anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of
sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,"...
Pastor E. L. Branch's greatest mission is to fulfill his global call to preach, teach and share the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. He began his journey at 16 years of age in Chicago, Illinois when he was licensed and ordained to preach by the No. 2 New Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. In 1977 he was called to Pastor the Third New Hope Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan and has served this church and community for 42 years. He has now been bestowed the honor to serve as Pastor Emeritus for this dynamic and transforming congregation. Pastor Branch is shifting his focus from the local pastoral work to establishing his global ministry; God is up to something! Through E.L. Branch Ministries, Pastor Branch is committed to using his unique gift, expertise and anointing to partner with God and make great things happen in our world.