Outside of walking with the living God, my greatest joy has been to share this grace of life with my beautiful bride, Katie. She has given me 4 (very soon 5) wonderful arrows to put in our quiver. Though I am a Pastor, my full time job is trying to sharpen and polish these arrows so that they will launch well in this world to the glory of the King.
I am a firm believer in the idea that it is always a good time for a cup of coffee. ‘Veggin out’ for me typically happens in the woods on a nice running trail, or in a quiet, happy nook with a book. I am a big fan of food, as it really is the currency of fellowship. I have found this to be true everywhere I have lived, from Alabama to Africa. I look forward to sharing many cups of joe and meals around the table together with the family at New Heights.
I did not grow up attending church. One day I broke into a church to play basketball. In His amazing providence, God used this misdemeanor to break into my heart with the glorious news of His Son. Since then the prayer of my life has been that God would take the wet wood, that I call the sacrifice of my life, light it on fire with a passion for this Son, and let all around me watch me burn for His glory!
Kody BrandtAssociate Pastor
I was privileged to be brought up in a Christian home. Unfortunately, I allowed many things to stand in my way and didn’t see myself as a sinner in need of Savior until I was 25. On April 18, 2007, I acknowledged my need for a Savior, confessed my sins, and chose to become a follower of Jesus Christ. That was the greatest decision that I have ever made!
The Lord has blessed me with my beautiful bride, Erin, with 14 years of marriage this August. We count it an honor and joy to raise the 3 children God has blessed us with. We love to do ministry side-by-side and anticipate serving the children, youth, and families at New Heights.
God has taken us on an amazing journey in the life He has blessed us with. I look forward to sharing our story with you and investing in your lives for the sake of the Gospel. One passage of Scripture that the Lord has been impressing on my heart lately is Ephesians 3:18-21. In this passage Paul is talking about the love of God and says that He is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think. I could not describe this opportunity any better besides saying it is far more abundant than I could have ever asked or thought!