John Braland

John Braland is the senior pastor of Freshwater Community Church of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (St. Bonifacius, Minn.). The congregation is committed to planting Great Commission churches and sharing the life-changing love of Jesus Christ in a relevant and relational manner. Visit

  • Happily Ever After

    July 15, 2013

    Alliance Life

    After one of our worship services, people were gathering to talk with one another as I made my way from […]

  • No Excuses

    April 15, 2012

    Alliance Life

    We were young and full of motivation to reach the world for Christ—but we lacked practical wisdom on how to […]

  • Local Team Floods Cedar Rapids with Help

    July 2008

    Alliance Life

    “The damage is overwhelming; people lost everything in hours” said Dan Sorenson after his recent trip to help flood victims […]