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Senior Pastor

Bishop Kent Branch

Bishop Dr. Kent David Branch is the senior pastor of Pilgrim Cathedral of Atlanta (PCA) in Decatur, Georgia – a thriving Non-denominational Christian Church with a prophetic vision to impact the world with the gospel. With over 25 years in ministry, Dr. Branch travels abroad sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Bishop Branch is also an adjunct professor at Beulah Heights University and Emory University.

Realizing that there was a need to nurture and educate the children in the community, in 1999 Dr. Branch founded Pilgrim Christian Academy and Learning Center I.  In September 2002, a Summer Day Camp was also instituted and Dr. Branch acquired Pilgrim Christian Academy and Learning Center II, which partners with local agencies to provide free Pre-K to children age 4; and Pilgrim Atlanta Development, Inc., which provides free healthcare, life skill classes and housing to single persons, single parent families and seniors.

A native of New York, Dr. Branch earned both a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Business Administration from Pace University, a Masters in Divinity Degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University.  He serves on several boards and has received numerous accolades from local and nationally known organizations and dignitaries.  Dr. Branch is listed in the Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and is recipient of The Gospel Choice - Chosen Award, one of the region’s highest pastoral honors which highlights those who have made a mark in their church community.

Bishop Kent Branch is also the author of A Kingdom Calling (2010). He is known for his unique ability to motivate people to move beyond mediocrity and embrace excellence in their lives.

Corporate business leaders, political officials, celebrities and church leaders have consulted Dr. Branch for counsel and direction through the Word of the Lord.

Dr. Branch resides in Atlanta with his wife Diana, his two daughters and one son. 

Executive Pastor

Dr. Diana Branch

Dr. Diana Branch is the Executive Pastor of Pilgrim Cathedral of Atlanta. Tireless in her commitment to the Lord and ministry, Dr. Branch works side by side with her husband, Bishop Kent Branch, Senior Pastor of the Pilgrim Cathedral of Atlanta, where she serves in the calling and office of First Lady, Senior Vision Builder and Director of Administration/Finance. One of her most treasured accomplishments includes serving for six years as the Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Church of Atlanta, where under her leadership the church ascended to another dimension in prayer, praise, worship and the Word. Her diversity in roles and responsibilities has not diminished nor distorted her perception of life's priorities - God, family and ministry.

The loving and devoted wife of Bishop Kent Branch, they are the proud parents of three children. Dr. Branch believes that her primary ministry is first, to be a submissive and supportive wife to her husband, and second, to be a devoted, nurturing mother teaching her children to love, reverence and serve God.

Saved at the age of 21, she loves to share her testimony of the delivering and keeping power of God. Set free from a past that included drugs, alcohol, truancy and juvenile delinquency, she is a living witness that God can transform the worst of sinners. She passionately desires to be a source of inspiration and hope to both men and women, the young and the old.

Affectionately dubbed “The Quiet Storm”, her calm demeanor coupled with her compelling delivery of the Word of God, has made her a sought after speaker for seminars and conferences alike. Pastor Branch has ministered nationally and internationally with trademark sermons like Paper Plates and China, True Love Waits, Until I Went Into The Sanctuary, The Battle of the Sexes, and I Must Die, My Life Depends On It.

Known for her "Naomi spirit," Pastor Branch is sought after to conduct seminars and conferences focusing on the growth and development of godly women. Some of her sermon/seminar titles include Avoiding the Mistakes Single Women Make, Desperate Housewives, What Wives Wish their Husbands Knew, Silly Women, and So...You Want To Be Married.

Well versed in the area of leadership development, Pastor Branch has also presented seminars on Church Government & Spiritual Protocol, The Gift of Giving, Serving God's Pastors and God's Armorbearer.

Her use of humor and sensitivity to God’s move has developed a flourishing ministry with Pilgrim that was ultimately recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Newspaper. She also earned the distinct achievement of receiving her Doctor of Divinity degree in 2004.

An active member of her community, Dr. Diana Branch has been recognized by local leaders for her involvement in various community endeavors. She was recently featured along with her husband in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. They have also been featured in Atlanta’s Good News Magazine and have both been esteemed guests on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).

Ministry Pastor

Dale Casey

Dale Casey is a native of Columbia, SC and has been a part of PCA's ministry for nearly 19 years. He currently serves as a Deacon, Financial trustee and Chief Adjutant. He enjoys swimming and coaching. Most people don't know that Casey is an All American Football player and holds 3 school records. His biggest influence in life is his mother, Mary Casey. Casey holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Fort Valley State University. He is married and has 3 daughters.

Ministry Pastor

Dr. Cynthia Crutchfield

Cynthia Crutchfield is from Clinton, South Carolina and has been a member at PCA for 19 years. A true teacher at heart, she is the Director of PCA's Education Department. 

Crutchfield is a retired teacher who has received glorious accolades as Teacher of the Year and is a 5 time recurring recipient of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading and gardening. Her doting mother has been her biggest influence. She is married and lives in the surburbs of Atlanta.


Executive Administrative Assistant

Sheila Tucker

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