Pastor Brandenburg received Christ as his Savior at the age of twelve while attending Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, WI, where he grew up.  Upon graduating from high school in 1984, he enrolled at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, and he majored in Bible and Youth Ministries.

Pastor Brandenburg was ordained to the ministry in April 1999.  He and his wife, Gretchen, have been serving the Lord in a full-time capacity for over 30 years.  Pastor Brandenburg and Gretchen began attending the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple in 2004.  Kris and Gretchen have four children – two boys and two girls, and currently with four grandchildren.