About Brandon

Church Planter

Brandon Cormier

was born in the Cajun lands of Louisiana and raised by parents who were committed to serving God and the local church. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Brandon joined Youth With A Mission, eventually serving on the mission fields of Calcutta, India, and Capetown, South Africa. Not long after, Brandon obtained his Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, and met—and married—his best friend Octavia. Since their nuptials, the two have labored side by side in discipling and mentoring both the young and old within the church and in their home.

Brandon has spent well over a decade in full-time ministry, having served at three different churches with a variety of roles ranging from youth pastor to interim director. Sensing a call from God in late 2018, they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to plant Zeal Church in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. In two years, the church has ballooned to over 1,300 people in weekly attendance and is a local expression of a multicultural and multiethnic church within the body of Christ.

Besides pastoring Zeal, Brandon is a sought after communicator who travels throughout the United States and overseas to train, equip, and inspire fellow Christians and pastors. Employing a broad variety of skill sets ranging from music, public speaking, and theatrical gifts, Brandon zealously articulates God’s Word in a transformational way that cuts to the core of his audience and pierces their heart.

However, Brandon’s highest priority is to his wife, Octavia, and their four (yes, four!) children, Riyan, Norah, King, and Niyah. In his free time, Brandon enjoys beating his body and making it his slave at local Crossfit gyms.

In Colorado
Springs As it
Is In Heaven

Birthed out of desire to see God’s people zealous for his presence, committed to prayer, and eager for the community, Zeal Church has become a diverse, multi-generational and multi-ethnic gathering, committed to serving and impacting the city of Colorado Springs. Pastors Brandon and Octavia Cormier launched Zeal Church on September 13, 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, honoring the call they’d heard from the Lord despite the challenges presented. As only God can do, the church has rapidly swelled to over 1,300 people in attendance each Sunday.

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