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B ranham Family Next Generation is all about family. Their faith in God, and their strong values are at the core of their ministry. The group consists of Ron Branham, his wife Debbie, his son Tyler, his daughter Katie, Katie’s husband Stephen Phillips and honorary family member Eddie Mason.

The Branham’s travel year round and keep a busy schedule holding revivals across the country. They are so much more than a gospel-singing group. They are an evangelistic team. With a full live band and anointed preaching the group projects energy and excitement on the stage. Their songs of hope and encouragement with an emphasis on soul winning are a tremendous blessing to so many.

The group started in 1952 as the Ray Branham Family and did extensive traveling with Ray Branham preaching and ministering in song with his family. Ray has since retired and his son Ron and family have carried on in the ministry. Branham Family Next Generation has held on to the traditional sounds associated with the Branham Family and merged them with their own distinct flavor to create a unique style of progressive southern gospel music.

Branham Family Next Generation is excited about the future, as God continues to open new doors. They have been privileged to minister to thousands of people, and their travels have taken them all across the country. The Branham’s have held revivals everywhere from Key West, Florida to Ketchikan, Alaska, and their unique style of ministry has been a tremendous blessing to so many. Branham Family Next Generation is working hard to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ and spread the good news that Jesus saves. The ministry in word and song continues through the Next Generation.

Name:
Ron Branham
Birthday:
February 20th
Place of Birth:
Richlands, VA
Parents:
Ray & Maxine Branham
Home Church:
Faith Chapel Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. – Romans 10:9
Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Sports Team
Atlanta Braves
Favorite Past Time:
Genealogy Research
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Song:
When My Name is Called in Glory
Favorite Musician/Performer:
My Dad – Ray Branham
Favorite Restaurant:
House of Ribs in Johnson City, TN
Favorite Food:
Spaghetti
Favorite Dessert:
Lemon Meringue Pie
Favorite Candy:
Dark Chocolate
Favorite Ice Cream:
Caramel
Favorite Store:
Any Book Store
Something People May Not Know About You:
I worked at a funeral home while attending college.
Most Embarrassing Moment On The Road:
I fell while preaching but just got back up and kept preaching.
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Christmas morning in Kentucky, when I was about 8 years old. We had a huge snow after I prayed with my grandmother that snow would come.
 

Ron Branham is a gifted singer and minister of the Gospel. In his early years, he traveled with his mom and dad touring in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In recent years, Ron has continued carrying the torch ministering the Gospel through song and scripture. As an anointed and encouraging speaker, he has a unique ability to visually bring the Word of God to life. He thrives to see souls saved and lives changed through the power of the Holy Spirit, because to him it’s more than just a song.

An avid learner, Ron attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he received a BA in both History and Education. He later earned a Masters and a Specialist Degree in Education.

Ron currently lives in Jasper, Georgia, where he is a retired educator from the public school system. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia.

Name:
Debbie O'Conner Branham
Birthday:
May 10th
Place of Birth:
Warner Robins, GA
Parents:
Edward & Linda O'Conner
Home Church:
Faith Chapel Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10
Favorite Color:
Orange
Favorite Sports Team
Atlanta Braves
Favorite Past Time:
Shopping
Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Beach
Favorite Song:
The Love of God
Favorite Musician/Performer:
Crabb Family & Andrae Crouch
Favorite Restaurant:
Cheesecake Factory & Fatz
Favorite Food:
Home Cooking
Favorite Dessert:
Red Velvet Cake
Favorite Candy:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Ice Cream:
Peanut Butter
Favorite Store:
Shoe Stores & Home Decor
Something People May Not Know About You:
I studied Interior Design for 2 years in College.
Most Embarrassing Moment On The Road:
Years ago, I was holding one of my children and walking down a big flight of stairs. Suddenly, my heel got caught in my skirt, and I began to fall. Thankfully my brother-in-law caught me!
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Spending time with my family.
Other Talents:
Playing the piano, cooking, and throwing a great party!

Debbie Branham is a dedicated musician, singer, and songwriter. As a thorough organizer, she is undoubtedly the glue that holds the ministry together. Being a solid prayer warrior, Debbie contributes more than talent to the group. Thankful for her Christian heritage, she has many wonderful memories of working in church with her family. She attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where she traveled and sang with the Lee Campus Choir. Later, she furthered her studies at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. As Ron always says, “There are three things I like about her. She’s pretty to look at. She can fry chicken, and she can play the piano.”

Debbie currently lives in Jasper, Georgia with her husband, Ron, of over 25 years. She works with kindergarten students in the Cherokee County School System.

Name:
Tyler Branham
Birthday:
July 12th
Place of Birth:
Marietta, GA
Parents:
Ron & Debbie Branham
Home Church:
Faith Chapel Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. – Ecclesiastes 9:10
 
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. – Hebrews 4:15
Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Sports Team
Atlanta Braves, Brooklyn Nets, L.A Lakers
Favorite Past Time:
Reading
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Alaska
Favorite Song:
I Have Been Set Free, Soulgrass by Bill Evans, High Life by The Dave Weckl Band
Favorite Musician/Performer:
Jason Crabb, Brian Culbertson, Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Ray Branham, Stephen Phillips, & Eddie Mason
Favorite Restaurant:
Brio Tuscan Grille & Fatz
Favorite Food:
Meat & Pizza
Favorite Dessert:
White cake with chocolate icing, lemon pie with NO meringue, and my mom's strawberry pie
Favorite Candy:
Reese's Cups
Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate
Favorite Store:
American Eagle & Barnes & Noble
Something People May Not Know About You:
I never won an NBA Championship… Or played in the Master's Golf Tournament… Or won the World Series…
Most Embarrassing Moment On The Road:
I dropped a drumstick on live T.V.
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Growing up on the bus and watching my Pawpaw spin the bass fiddle
Other Talents:
I play trumpet, basketball, and baseball. I'm good with computers and technology.
Goals For The Future:
Finish college, work on as much music as possible, and hopefully open our own recording studio
 

Tyler Ray Branham is an exceptional musician, producer, and band leader. Following in the steps of his grandfather, Reverend H. Ray Branham, Tyler has a genuine passion for music. An award-winning musician, he is most noted for his superb drumming ability. Although he is a student of his craft, Tyler’s focus is on seeing lives changed. Blessed with an anointing, his abilities extend well beyond the scope of music. Prior to each service, he regularly leads the band in prayer and devotions. In contrast to his serious side, as a natural comedian he offers nonstop comic relief while on tour.

Tyler has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University. He is now a Computer Software Engineer at The Scheduling Institue in Alpharetta, GA. He also enjoys teaching drum lessons. With his full schedule, he takes a limited number of students. He is extremely excited to get back in the studio in the coming months.

Name:
Katie Branham Phillips
Birthday:
July 7th
Place of Birth:
Marietta, GA
Parents:
Ron & Debbie Branham
Home Church:
Faith Chapel Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
Favorite Color:
Pink!
Favorite Sports Team
The team with the prettiest uniforms!
Favorite Past Time:
Shopping & Singing
Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Beach
Favorite Song:
To Make You Feel My Love
Favorite Musician:
Stephen Phillips (husband), Tyler Branham (brother), & Ray Branham (pawpaw)
Favorite Restaurant:
Fatz, Red Lobster, Brio Tuscan Grille, TGI Fridays, Calhoun's…and many more.
Favorite Food:
Home Cooking
Favorite Dessert:
Any type of cake
Favorite Candy:
Anything with caramel
Favorite Ice Cream:
Salted caramel, birthday cake, or coffee
Favorite Store:
Too many to choose from!
Something People May Not Know About You:
I own well over 100 pairs of shoes!
Most Embarrassing Moment On The Road:
Pass πŸ˜‰
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Playing with my sweet kitty cat. I had her for 15 years.
Other Talents:
I play piano and bass
Goals For The Future:
To strive to be the best wife I can be, to become a mother, write songs, have my own album, and see the lost come to Christ.
 

Katie Branham Phillips is a very stunning young lady who has a tremendous and unforgettable singing voice. As a gifted songwriter, she penned the song, “There’s a Victory Coming,” that can be heard on Branham Family Next Generation's most recent project, “A Reason To Sing.” Being a testimony to her heritage, Katie has an anointing that changes those she comes in contact with. Moreover, she is doing what she loves the most – evangelizing and traveling. Katie’s travels have led her all over the United States and into France, Italy and Spain.

Katie is enjoying being a newlywed. She and Stephen are currently working on new arrangements and gathering material for new projects. They are making plans to be in the studio soon!

Name:
Stephen Phillips
Birthday:
March 15th
Place of Birth:
Columbus, OH
Parents:
Virgil & Judy Phillips
Home Church:
Faith Chapel Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.- II Chronicles 7:14
Favorite Color:

Scarlett & Gray

Favorite Sports Team
The Ohio State Buckeyes
Favorite Past Time:
Basketball & snuggling with my wife
Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Beach
Favorite Song:
"Changed" – Rascal Flatts
Favorite Musician/Performer:
Jason Crabb, Lindell Cooley, & Our Band
Favorite Restaurant:
Brio, TGI Friday's, & Japanese Steakhouse
Favorite Food:
Mac & Cheese
Favorite Dessert:
Red Velvet Cake
Favorite Candy:
Sixlets
Favorite Ice Cream:
Cookies & Cream
Favorite Store:
Guitar Center
Something People May Not Know About You:
I am a songwriter and have my own album.
Most Embarrassing Moment On The Road:
Dropping another church's keyboard right in front of the pastor! Thankfully it didn't break.
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Spending time with my parents
Other Talents:
I'm a drummer & a computer nerd
Goals For The Future:
Write songs, make music, & see lives changed.
 

Stephen Phillips is a remarkable musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. As an accomplished pianist, his talents on the keyboard have been a tremendous addition to Branham Family Next Generation. A former fulltime Worship Pastor, he has a unique ability to lead a congregation in worship and praise. From having his own contemporary praise and worship album to being featured on a Black Gospel album, Stephen has a distinctively diverse musical ability. He loves music that glorifies God. Stephen can quickly be identified at a Branham event by looking for the bouncing piano player.

Stephen lives in Holly Springs, Georgia with his gorgeous wife Katie. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Rio Grande in Ohio where he graduated with Honors in 2004. Stephen is now Head of Technology at The Scheduling Institue, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Name:
Eddie Mason
Birthday:
August 27th
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
Parents:
George & Juanita Mason
Home Church:
Hillside Community Church of God
Favorite Bible Verse:
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. – Genesis 1:1
Favorite Color:

Teal

Favorite Sports Team
The Ohio State Buckeyes, Tennessee Titans, Miami Heat, & Atlanta Braves
Favorite Past Time:
Playing Music
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Song:
Revelation Song
Favorite Musician/Performer
Mark Lowry, Victor Wooten, Tyler Branham, Stephen Phillips, Jerry Miller, & Scott Kromel
Favorite Restaurant:
Donato's
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Dessert:
Peanut Butter Pie
Favorite Candy:
Anything with chocolate & peanut butter
Favorite Ice Cream:
Frozen Custard
Favorite Store:
Bass Pro or Cabela's
Something People May Not Know About You:
I have a beautiful daughter named Kelly.
Most Embarassing Moment On The Road:
Forgetting my dress shoes and having to wear white sneakers with a 3 piece suit.
Favorite Childhood Memory:
Family reunions at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio
Other Talents:
Electrician & Carpentry
Goals For The Future:
To finish school
 

Eddie Mason is a talented musician, singer, and sound technician. There’s truly no way to describe all the ways that he benefits Branham Family Next Generation. He is a tremendous bass player, and he can also play lead and rhythm guitar. He is remarkable with working out song arrangements as well as a natural in the studio. He operates the sound and knows just what to do to make the group sound great. Before he joined the band, he played and traveled with “One More Soul” and the well-known gospel group, “The Etters”.

A native of Ohio, Eddie is an employee of Aramark and currently lives in Tate, Georgia. In addition to traveling and his fulltime job, he is studying computer and electrical engineering.