Family Life

Meet The Brannon's

My wife and I recently accepted an offer by the FGEA Executive Board to serve as the National Family Life Directors. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you so that we might be able to connect with you

to better serve your ministries.

I’m Darin Brannon and I pastor New River Family Fellowship in Wentworth, MO. My wife of 21 years is Deena Brannon. We’ve been in full time ministry together for the last 15 years. We have two wonderful daughters: Alexis is 18 and Madissen is 15. Both of them are very involved with soccer, band and a myriad of other things like most teenage girls are.

We’ve been lead pastors at New River for almost 3 years and love it. We’ve always lived in a city and now have come to pastor our little country church. God has been doing some wonderful things at New River. We started full time ministry serving as Associate and Youth Pastors at Faith Chapel in Wichita, KS for 6 years. From there we accepted a position as Youth Pastors at Victory Family Church in Burleson, TX. I first served as the Youth Pastor for 2 years, and then transitioned to the Worship and Media Pastor there for 5 more years.

Deena is a Pre-K 4 teacher and currently works at Monett Christian Academy. She has an incredible gift and heart for children. She has also served on the leadership board of women’s ministry in our past churches. She is an amazing partner for me in ministry and in life, and together we strive to help God change the lives of people around us.

In our years in ministry we have had the opportunity to handle many roles, from being youth pastor, associate pastor, worship pastor, media pastor, men’s ministry director, women’s ministry director, church lawn care get my point. That experience has helped us to be where we are today and we hope as the Family Life Directors we can come alongside you and your ministry leaders in youth, children, men’s and women’s ministries to encourage you and to be a resource to you for those areas.

Our desire is to be able to connect with you and your ministries all over FGEA and to come alongside the National Leadership Team in their effort to see the churches of our great association to be as healthy and thriving as they can. Not only that, but to see the families of our ministers and churches to be healthy

and thriving as well. We are here to serve God and serve you. We would love to connect with you personally and encourage you to get in touch with us. You can find us through our church website at, on Facebook at, on twitter at @darinbrannon, via email at, or by cell phone at 817-733-4576. If any of you know me, you know that I’m a technology junkie (or geek as my wife calls me) and I’m very connected. If you contact me through any of these avenues, you will get a response quickly. 

Again, we are so excited to be moving into this new role and hope and pray that we can be a valuable service to you and your church leaders in the months to come. Always remember, together we are



Darin Brannon