Pastor Brandon File

2018 Recipient


Fowler-Larson Allies Award

Pastor Brandon File

Pastor Brandon File is the lead pastor of the Church of Deliverance in Christ Jesus, the ministry he grew up in and played the drums for. He went from being a minister to leading the ministry nearly 6 years ago. He is committed to preaching and teaching the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pastor File embraces the idea that, as his grandfather used to say, “We need each other.”  As such, one of his areas of focus is tearing down ethnic, cultural, and denominational barriers both inside and outside the church through the building of relationships. Brandon is married to Brandi, his beautiful wife of 12 years. They have four children –  BJ, Mason, Ashlynn and Harper.

Pastor Kevin Burkholder and Pastor Brandon File

Brandon and Kevin have known each other for nearly twelve years. As part of the Divine Soldiers music ministry, Brandon and Brandi participated in leading worship for Project Shine for several years beginning in 2006. Kevin has helped lead Project Shine since its inception and their paths repeatedly crossed over several summers.  God opened a new chapter in their ministry together in 2016 when Project Shine partnered with Brandon’s church to paint the congregation’s 40-year-old structure.  Brandon and Kevin’s congregations joined for Sunday morning worship as a part of the Project Shine effort in 2016 and again in 2017. Another service is in the works for 2018. The two continue to meet together, increasing their friendship and ability to encourage each other in the Lord.