A native of Alton, Virginia and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Rev. Dr. D. Tyrone Brandon, Sr., is the Pastor at the historic First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia. He was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1984, by Rev. Dr. Richard H. Dixon and the Macedonia Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, NY. In 1985, Pastor Brandon was called to serve as the Children and Youth Pastor of Zion Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. He served there until 1993, when he received the call to serve concurrently at Saint Mark Church of Dabney, VA as Children and Youth Pastor and Tabernacle Baptist Church of Chesterfield, VA as Director of Christian Education. He faithfully fulfilled his duties to these two congregations until April of 1995 when he was called to be the fourteenth pastor of Little Zion Baptist Church of Carson, VA where he served for twenty-four years. In August 2019 Pastor Brandon accepted the call to become the sixth Pastor of historic First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia.