About Phil Brandt

Pastor Phil Brandt

Phillip Brandt, MDiv., Phd., is a life-long Lutheran and has been active in church for his whole life. He was raised in a Midwest parsonage and attended Lutheran parochial schools through high school. He was granted a BA in theological languages from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. While there he met his wife Stephanie. He earned concurrent degrees from Washington University (MA in Classics, 1989) and Concordia Seminary (MDiv, 1991), both in St. Louis. 

Upon graduation from seminary, he entered the pastoral ministry, serving LCMS congregations in Bountiful, Utah and Roseburg, Oregon from 1991 to 2005. In 2005 he was invited to join the faculty of Concordia University in Portland, Oregon where he served until the institution’s closure in the spring of 2020. Prior to the university’s closure, Phil had resumed regular preaching in a small congregation near campus, St. Michael’s Lutheran. This parish graciously extended to him a call and gave him permission to develop Sunday Sermon into a ministry that would support and bless the larger church. 

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