Pastor Shaun Braley and Family
Pastor Shaun began full-time ministry at Southside Brandon in March 2015. He earned a B.A. in Church Music degree at the Baptist College of Florida and a M.S. in Music Technology from Indiana University.
Pastor Shaun’s Testimony:
“I grew up in a home with a father that was a bi-vocational Minister of Music in various churches. So, Sundays were a time to attend worship, Sunday School, children’s choir, and whatever else was going on. I know through those times I heard the good news of the gospel but never understood or believed it until the summer of 1987. It was then at a Vacation Bible School in Palm Coast, FL I understood clearly that I had disobeyed God’s law and sinned, that sin was going to result in death and eternal separation from God, that because of His love God made a way to pay the penalty of my sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that if I repented of my sin, believed in Christ, and followed Him, I would be saved. As time has passed that decision has proven true and God faithful to His Word. I now live a life with purpose, hope, and a strength I know that comes only from God. During the summer of 1995 I was attending a youth camp and experienced a call to pray. During this intense time of prayer I clearly heard that God had other intentions for my life than the ones I had planned. And so I understood more deeply what it meant to follow God, to give up my own pursuits for the sake of His glory and purposes. Following God has led me an on a amazing journey where I have been able to minister in Texas, North Carolina, and Florida; marry an amazing woman of God and be blessed with four children; and experience the joy and fulfillment of leading others to know Christ, grow in their faith, and worship with heart and mind. With all my heart I believe their is no greater joy and purpose than pursuing God and being used by Him for His glory.
Books I love and recommend: “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer; “Real Life Discipleship” by Jim Putman; “Flyboys”
Preachers I enjoy: David Platt, Matt Chandler, John Piper, Mark Dever
Activities I enjoy: Fishing, playing sports, watching Dolphins football and Rangers baseball, movies