Pastor Mike Branch grew up on the home mission field, the son of a pioneer missionary to Wyoming and Colorado. He surrendered to the ministry at age fourteen and has been serving the local Church ever since. Michael met his wife Krista at Greenpond Baptist Church just outside of Sulphur Springs, TX. The two spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee. Michael, a songwriter, and Krista, a talented vocalist traveled the country sharing songs about freedom, family and faith in God. Michael had felt called to plant a Church for many years, but in November of 2014 God made it very clear that he and Krista should return to the Sulphur Springs area and plant Brightstar Church. They have three kids, Kalon, Kassidy and Kenna. Each of their children serve in worship arts ministry and kids ministry at Brightstar Church.