Contributed by First Presbyterian Church
Brendan Brooks was born in 1985 in the small, rural town of Wonewoc, Wisconsin. Raised in the church and knowing God, Brendan first picked up a guitar at age 15. He was determined and self-taught, and his youth pastor encouraged him to start a music program within the youth group at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Today Brooks is still active in leading and worshiping with youth. In 2007 Brendan helped start and joined the band Finding Fortress based out of Sparta. He helped write and create the album titled Lead. The band was featured on radio across the Midwest.
Finding Fortress disbanded in 2010 and Brendan went back to focusing on worship leading. In the fall of 2010, Brendan took over the music program at Valton Wesleyan Church near Wonewoc, where he is currently serving.
In the fall of 2013, God started opening doors and Brendan started a solo career. The years 2014-15 were big and Brendan got connected to a producer in Nashville. The album titled Broken was created and released in the summer of 2016. Brendan loves the Lord and puts Him first in his songwriting and performances. He now travels the country with music and ministry along with speaking at various events.