Dr. Donnie C. Brannen was born December 30, 1961 in Savannah, Georgia. He was saved at the age of nine in a spring revival at South Gardens Baptist Church, and called to the gospel ministry several years later. He was ordained in 1985 by Riverside Baptist Church in Savannah, and has served as pastor of Dry Valley Baptist Church in Union Star, Kentucky (1985-1988), Sand Hill Baptist Church in Guyton, Georgia (1988-1997), Silk Hope Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia (1997-2009), and Calvary Baptist Church (2009 – Present). He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree (1984) from Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia; the Master of Divinity degree (1988) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Doctor of Ministry degree (1994) from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He is the author of five books: The Journey: A Devotional Commentary on Every Chapter of the New Testament, Observations of Worship, Visions of the End of Time, Churches in the Crosshairs, and The Unveiling: 31 Days To Unlocking the Mystery of Revelation. He and his wife Heidi were married in 1983, and they have two children: Elizabeth, born 1987, who is married to Rev. Caleb Horne, pastor of East Williamson Baptist Church in Williamson, West Virginia, and Chris, born 1992, currently employed by Teletech. They are also proud grandparents of Connor James Horne, born in September 2013, Titan August Horne, born in May 2017 and Daniel Elijah Horne, born May 2019.