Rev. Brandon Bures is a native of Bonifay, Florida. After graduating from high school, Brandon joined the United States Navy where he served as a Religious Program Specialist. During his time in the Navy, Brandon trained at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, was stationed in Japan, and was deployed to Iraq in 2003 for eight months. After serving for six years, Brandon attended Troy University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Brandon and his wife Jessica, have two children, Adria and Jacob.