Dr. Brandon Bower is a passion driven visionary with a heart to see the lost and hurting come to know the healing power of Jesus Christ through salvation. His faith in Christ has radically changed his life, and his desire for others to know his Savior is evident through his passion for Christ-centered discipleship and gospel-centered teaching.
Brandon is the founder of The Lighthouse: A Biblical Life Recovery Center, a ministry focused on helping the hurting and broken come to know Christ as Savior, as well as re-establish life in the community through Christ-centered discipleship, transitional housing for men, mentorship, and biblically based teaching presented through various avenues: Life Skills groups, community outreach, mentorship, etc.
Having run from God as a young adult, Brandon is no stranger to the hurting and broken. Growing up in Chicago as a pastor’s kid, Brandon found himself living two very different lives—one being the “good” pastor’s kid and the other being a young, rebellious teenager running far from God. It was in that time of running that God brought Brandon back to Himself, saving him from his sin of believing lies and living in rebellion.
Through law-enforced counseling, God continued to work in Brandon’s heart, giving him a deep
passion and sensitivity toward reaching those who have and are experiencing similar difficulties. Knowing that true freedom can only be found through Christ and Christ alone, Brandon has set out on a mission to seek out the hurting and broken and share the hope of Christ with them. Pursuing his education, Brandon has received his Masters in Biblical Counseling and his Doctorate in Theology. In addition Brandon holds a state license as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. In 2017 Brandon also became a licensed minister, extending his efforts to reach more hurting people through preaching God’s Word.
With big vision, the ministry of The Lighthouse began by offering transitional living for men who struggle with life-altering addictions. Over the years God has helped direct the vision and expand the services of The Lighthouse in a number of ways. In aligning with the Matthew 25 passage of Scripture, The Lighthouse seeks to not only serve men but their families and the community as well by providing food through our Food Bank,
community meals, clothing vouchers through our Family Thrift Stores, support groups, counseling at our Community Center, and much more. Each of these ministries has the same goal and purpose: to see God’s healing power and salvation rise up in the hearts of those Brandon and The Lighthouse serve through the love of Jesus Christ. Brandon has not only served here in the USA, he has traveled abroad extensively with his latest efforts focused on Africa—teaching, advising, and ministering to the hurt and broken and planting seeds of hope abroad.
Brandon is blessed to be living out this mission with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three beautiful children. Their family is united in sharing the love of Christ and striving to shine His light in all that they do. They currently reside near Fort Wayne, Indiana.
To schedule Brandon as a speaker
at your event, please contact him at:
3000 E. State Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805