LWC's Senior Pastors

Pastors James and Marianne Brandt

James & Marianne Brandt

Pastors James & Marianne Brandt

Senior Pastors, Living Waters Chapel

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Pastor James Brandt preaches and teaches the Word of God in a way that is easy to understand and will help you grow spiritually in God's Word. His bold and uncompromising delivery of God's Word creates an atmosphere of faith that allows the Holy Spirit to minister to each person in a powerful way. James ministers under a strong prophetic anointing that will cause you to leave each service with a greater passion for God's Word, manifest presence, and power in your life. He has a great desire to raise up powerful disciples for Christ!

James Brandt is a graduate of the RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending RHEMA, he was employed by the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association working with the Abundant Life Prayer Group. James has previously been a full-time pastor, and has had radio shows in Big Rapids, Detroit, and Las Vegas. After pastoring for about five years, he had a traveling ministry that took him around the country. He is also author of the book "Revival Experience Handbook". James is an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has been ministering since 1999. His other interests include spending time with family, sports, and aviation. James has a Commercial Pilot License and Flight Instructor Certificate.

Marianne Brandt teaches on several topics with a focus on finding Godly self-esteem and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Her open communication style allows her to share her experiences so others can relate and apply what she has learned to their own lives. She founded Esteem Ministries in 2011, and has been blessed to travel to several locations throughout Michigan including detention centers, rehab centers, and homeless shelters. Marianne also started Esteem Workshops for young women ages 14 and up and authored the book "The Esteem Workbook". Marianne is an Oakland University graduate with a bachelor's degree in Communications, and has been employed with the Oakland County Register of Deeds since 1999. Marianne enjoys spending time with family, cooking, baking, going for walks, and enjoying life to the fullest.

James and Marianne are blessed with four children, Alyssa, Brooke, Hayden, and Matthew.

Pastor's Favorite Resources

  • Holy Spirit Handbook - James Brandt
    • The "Holy Spirit Handbook" will help you understand the dynamics involved in developing a deep, meaningful relationship with the Holy Spirit
  • Revival Experience Handbook - James Brandt
    • The “Revival Experience Handbook” is an accumulation of many different Biblical topics that will ignite a supernatural hunger and desire on the inside of you for the Word of God, the anointing, manifest presence of God, and miracles, signs & wonders!
  • The E.S.T.E.E.M. Workbook - Marianne Brandt
    • In a world of selfies, narcissism, vanity, self-love, egotism, self-promotion and selfishness, it is important that we learn to cultivate godly self-esteem as opposed to the self-centered version the world offers.
  • The Walk of the Spirit - The Walk of Power - Dave Roberson
    • This book about the importance of praying in tongues has had a major impact in Pastor James and Marianne's life! Download a free copy here and be blessed as you read it!


If you would like to know more about Living Waters Chapel, or any of the ministries of the church, please call us at
the church office (989) 673–2160, or better yet, come worship with us on Sunday morning at 10 AM and Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

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