The Biography of Bishop Stephen M. Brunson

Bishop Stephen Michael Brunson is the Senior Pastor of City of Praise, a vibrant and contemporary church in El Cajon, California. He has labored many years in the pastoral ministry alongside his lovely wife Dr. Angela Marie Brunson. God has blessed them with four wonderful children, and one lovely granddaughter. His humor and wit is distinctive which is admired by many. His ministry is dedicated to communicating hope and preparing people to work for God.

Pastor Stephen M. Brunson received his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Elbon School of Ministry, Apple Valley, California. On August 26, 2007, Dr. Brunson was consecrated to the bishopric by Apostle Floyd E. Nelson, then First-Vice Presiding Bishop of the International Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Incorporated. Bishop Brunson was appointed by the Honorable Apostle Henry Alexander, Prelate of the Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches International to be the Diocesan over the Shield of Faith San Diego Diocese. An attribute of Bishop Brunson’s character is to reach out and unite others with a common goal of evangelizing the world for God. He is committed to uniting the body of Christ in fellowship and love.



Bishop Stephen M. Brunson


 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Isaiah 61:1