Brandon Cormier was born in the Cajun lands of Louisiana and raised by parents who were committed to serving God and the local church.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Brandon joined Youth With A Mission for 5 months of discipleship, training in hearing God’s voice, and serving on the mission fields of Calcutta, India, and Capetown, South Africa. This was a significant time that marked Brandon’s heart with a burning passion for intercession and leading environments of encounter. Brandon also earned his Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. During that season, Brandon married his best friend, Octavia, and the two have consistently labored side by side in discipleship, mentoring, and leadership within the local church. Brandon has spent the last 13 years serving in full time ministry at 3 churches in a combination of roles as youth pastor (impacting hundreds of students on a weekly basis), intern director (influencing over 300 interns from across the country over six years), student conference director of a movement that gathered 5,000 young people to grow in passionate prayer, and leader of an annual prayer gathering inspiring & equipping hundreds of youth pastors to grow and lead from the place of prayer. Employing his musical, public speaking, and theatrical gifts, Brandon zealously articulates God’s Word in a transformational way to youth and adults of this generation. He also travels nationally and internationally leading mission trips and speaking at conferences/retreats and coaching young leaders and youth pastors. Brandon, Octavia, and their three children (Riyan (8), Norah (5), & King (8 months), recent took the greatest leap of faith in launching Zeal Church during the global pandemic. With 800 people showing up in the fall of 2020, it was clear that the right place, the right time, and the right church had been planted in Colorado Springs. Zeal Church is a multicultural, Spirit-filled, life-giving church where over 900 people are gathering in person each weekend.