Brandon Porter is the host of The Commonwealth Matters, which is a production of The Commonwealth Policy Center. He serves as the Media Director of the Commonwealth Policy Foundation and Assistant Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center. He is a board member of Next Step, a non-profit ministry serving low income families in Glasgow, KY, and he serves on the Nominations Committee of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
His responsibilities with CPC vary as he is called on to be a utility player. He is available to speak at churches, and for governmental bodies and civic organizations.
Brandon has served as a pastor in local churches since 1994 holding a number of different roles over the years. His previous ministry position was that of Senior Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Glasgow, Kentucky. In addition, Brandon has a background in broadcasting as he’s worked in the news departments of several news/talk radio stations, including WKCT in the 1990s. He also worked as an anchor and reporter at WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2001.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University, a Master’s Degree from The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master’s Degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his responsibilities of preaching and leading in the local church setting, he’s also been trained as a Biblical Counselor. He has spent almost ten years helping individuals and families approach challenging situations from a Biblical perspective.
Brandon is married to Monica Porter. In 2017 they will celebrate 20 years of marriage. They have five children and are raising them in Cave City, Kentucky. His hobbies are music, sports and reading. In 2006, he sang in a Christmas program at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has sung in a number of gospel quartets and his singing of Johnny Cash songs is often requested by his children.