Pastor Branson has been pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church since February 1994. He graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a degree in Marketing in 1975. He has earned a Master of Divinity (1979) and a Doctor of Ministry (1985) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has been in the ministry since 1976 and has served churches in the San Antonio area and in the Lubbock area. He has taught for Wayland Baptist University and is currently serving as an adjunct professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has been married to Jan Onstott Branson, from Fort Worth, for over 30 years. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.