Pastor Brandon and Pastor Rachel were married in August 2013, and have served Central Church since July 2014, overseeing theGOproject and worship ministry as the Missions Director and Worship Director respectively. More recently, they have transitioned into the role of Development Pastors. They have two beautiful little girls, Lena and Jori.
Pastors Brandon and Rachel have degrees from North Central University, where they studied Intercultural Studies and Languages: Children and Youth in Crisis (Brandon) and Worship Arts: Worship Leading (Rachel).
They both have a desire to see individuals and families at Central step into their God-given passions and callings, equipping them to be ministry leaders and reach their city and world for the kingdom. In 2019, Central will be launching them off to be career missionaries to the nation of Thailand, where they will work among university students and people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus. You can read more about their story and calling be visiting their website at GoPowellGo.org!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite food: Thai!!! I can pretty much eat a hamburger any day. Said burger necessities: Beef, bun, bacon, BBQ, and cheese. Anything else is simply an added bonus!
What makes you laugh: Scaring my wife. This usually involves an hour of apologies though (worth it).
Favorite Bible verse: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all of your anxieties upon Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 We were not designed to carry the burdens of life. This passage reminds me that these burdens act as a safeguard to fix my perspective on God; the only one who can fully carry the weight of my burdens and the one who deserves all my affection.
Favorite things to do: I love to travel and explore with my wife, whether locally or internationally. Finding a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in major cities is a family favorite. I also enjoy photography, especially when taking candids of my cute daughters.
Hometown: Duncansville, PA
Favorite Food: Coffee…coffee…coffee! And Thai food!
What makes you laugh: My family. They are hilarious!
Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible: Galatians 2:20 – “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Favorite things to do: I love spending time with my husband and my daughter. Living life with them is a blast!