Pastor Brandon Cormier has served as the lead Pastor of Desperation Ministries which encompasses the youth ministry, Desperation Leadership Academy, and Desperation Conference at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, for the last 5 years. Desperation reaches 5,000 young people each summer during 3 days of prayer & worship and the internship facilitates 65 young adults from across the country growing in prayer and leadership. Combining over 9 years of youth/young adult & worship ministry experience, Brandon uses his musical, public speaking, and theatrical gifts to zealously articulate God's Word in a relevant way to youth and young adults of this generation. Brandon married the love of his life, Octavia Cormier, and they are enjoying being parents to Riyan Nicole (4 yrs. old) & Norah Grace (1 year old). He is an alumnus of Oral Roberts University where he earned his Master of Divinity Degree. In addition to preaching, Brandon also serves as an adjunct professor on the faculty of The King’s University and also adjunct professor with Youth Min Academy. He also travels nationally and internationally leading missions trips and speaking at conferences and retreats. 

Brandon recently accepted a ministry assignment in Tucson, Arizona as Pastor of Elevate Youth Church and The Edge Internship at Victory Worship Center, where he will continue challenging students to live a life that is in desperate pursuit of Jesus Christ—empowered by the Holy Spirit.