ABOUT SERVING AT STANDARD
OUR SEASON OF ELEVATION
BISHOP SAMUEL GAITHER BRANNON
Bishop Brannon was educated on DC’s “southside,” graduating from Anacostia Senior High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from the Richmond Virginia Seminary and a Master of Divinity from the Capital Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2020, he completed the Chaplaincy program at the Union Presbyterian Seminary and satisfied his Chaplaincy Internship requirements at the Virginia Commonwealth University the following year.
Bishop has been on the cutting edge of advancing the Kingdom of God since his preaching ministry inception in 1999 at the Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, DC, under the tutelage of the late Dr. L. B. Jones, Sr. He has organized numerous musical as well as ministry-based organizations. His spiritual gifts and educational background, aligned with his musical abilities, have set him apart as a leader, founder and anointed man of God. In 2007 Bishop Brannon and five other persons founded the Standard For Life Church.
Bishop’s assignment is cultivating and inspiring churches, pastors, young ministers, and leaders. He often drives home the point of prayer, praise and worship to his congregation as the vital key to advancing the Kingdom of God. He can usually be found teaching people how to embrace the work of the ministry while freely expressing the outward manifestation of the inward transformation of Christ. In the words of Bishop, “the church should be a place of liberation where H.O.P.E. is reality, and that HOPE is Jesus Christ.”
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