The Brands have served in various church and mission settings, including ministry in India, focusing on Bible teaching and intercessory prayer, and pastoring a multi-ethnic church in south-central Los Angeles. The Brands have 2 grown children and reside in California.
Michael serves as an ordained minister and earned his PhD in Biblical studies with a focus on Jesus’ mission according to Matthew’s Gospel. He has taught various courses in Bible and social ethics at several Christian colleges. He is currently pursuing writing, teaching, mentoring and cultural activism – focusing on Jesus’ mission, God’s coming kingdom, the biblical life-vision, cultural renewal, and compassionate justice. You can find his regular blog at leavesofthecity.com.
Pamela is certified in healing prayer ministry through the training program of Global Awakening (globalawakening.com), with a primary focus on inner healing ministry. Along with her intercessory and healing prayer activities, Pamela works as an RN in neonatal intensive care.