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Carl Brannan


  • Children’s Ministries Institute┬«Graduate (Spring 2019)
  • Doctor of Ministry, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1992
  • Master of Divinity, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1978

Carl began serving full time with Child Evangelism Fellowship┬« on June 1, 2019, with the Greater Jackson area chapter in Mississippi. He is also a teacher-trainer for CEF Mississippi. Carl and his wife Beth have been married for nearly 38 years and are blessed with 4 adult children, 2 super sons-in-law, and 2 wonderful grandchildren. After 36 years of pastoral ministry in 4 pastorates in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Florida, they moved back to their hometown of Jackson, MS, in June 2018. 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]  Type LE in the subject line.

Phone: 352-817-3158
Speak slowly and clearly while leaving a message. Leave your name, number with the area code and a brief description of the message. 

Forum: You may also post questions and comments in the forum. Pastor Carl will be checking them regularly and will reply to you as quickly as possible. 

NOTE: If you do not receive prompt feedback (within 24 hours during the course or within 2 hours when an important assignment is due the same day) from your instructor, please contact the CMI Online team at [email protected].

Your Video Teaching Staff:
Much of the course content for Leadership Essentials is delivered through pre-recorded video sessions. The following instructors recorded various sessions at the Children’s Ministries Institute location for use in this online course.

Name: Dave Bachelder, Leadership Training Instructor
Sessions Taught: Christian Worker
Name: Tim Deam, Leadership Training Instructor
Sessions Taught: Time Management
Name: Moises Esteves, Vice President of International Ministries
Sessions Taught: Conflict Management
Name: Dave Howe. State Director of Montana
Sessions Taught: Leader’s Devotional Life
Name: Reese Kauffmann, President of Child Evangelism Fellowship┬«
Sessions Taught: Interpersonal Relationships
Name: Pam Martinez 
Sessions Taught: Communication
Name: Robert A. Rohm, Ph.D.
Sessions Taught: Funbook Parts 1-6 and Spiritual Gifts 
Name: John Romano
Sessions Taught: Principles of Christian Leadership
Name: Stephanie Wolcott
Sessions Taught: Communication