The Reverend Brandle C. Morrow, M.Div.


Raised in the Christian faith, Brandle C. Morrow acquired baptism into the lineage of Christ in May 1994. He acknowledged the Lord’s call to the preaching ministry, delivered his first sermon, and received licensure providing evidence of the call of God to the gospel ministry at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI, on March 13th, 2005. Reverend Morrow procured ordination to Christian ministry in the American Baptist Church USA, on October 18th, 2015. Currently, Rev. Morrow is fulfilling the call to professional ministry as the 13th Senior Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown, Louisville, KY. Rev. Morrow mentors Master of Divinity students at Central Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS. Additionally, Rev. Morrow is a contributing writer for the So Send I You devotional publications. So Send I You is a global Christian missional organization specializing in developing sustainable, mission-based projects and partnerships. 

In previous ministerial and leadership ventures, Rev. Morrow pastored Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI. Furthermore, as the youth pastor at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI, Regional President of the Board of Managers, for the American Baptist Churches of WI, 2nd Vice President of the Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention, provided directorial leadership on the Council of Education at New Testament Christian Academy, Milwaukee, WI, and the Common Ground Clergy Council, striving collaboratively to strategically identify systemic impediments facing Milwaukee’s marginalized communities. Rev. Morrow served the community as program director of the Campaign for African American Achievement through the Milwaukee Urban League. There he motivated Milwaukee’s Black youth to pursue academic and social distinction. Rev. Morrow is a former Chaplain, providing spiritual, religious, and emotional support to hospice patients, bereaving families, and the intellectually disabled population in Southeastern Wisconsin.

In his scholastic endeavors, Rev. Morrow achieved fluency in the German dialect in his primary and secondary education graduating from Riverside University High School with honors. Rev. Morrow earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He began his formal theological education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, and completed a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. Rev. Morrow sharpened his pastoral dexterity acquiring Clinical Pastoral Education accreditation in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. In 2020 he commenced a Doctor of Ministry pursuit at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. 

Rev. Morrow has received various awards in academia, athletics, and the community. He was amongst the inaugural inductees of the Thurgood Marshall National Achievers Society Milwaukee chapter for scholarly acquirement. Moreover, a National Honor Society inductee affirming his scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Rev. Morrow received awards as a varsity soccer player, obtaining first team all-city, and best all-around player honors. Rev. Morrow received the 2001 “Mr. Beautillion” award, a rite of passage & competition for young Black males, sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. While a student at Michigan State University, Rev. Morrow obtained the Black Student Achievement award & scholarship. Recently, Rev. Morrow received the prestigious Black Excellence award for exceptional religious and spiritual leadership in Milwaukee. 

Rev. Morrow is married to his best friend, Nicole, whom God entrusted three children: Brandle Jr., Natalie, and Bryant. 

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