Brandon Rue is a native of Meridian, MS. He is a Communications Studies Major with a Double Minor in Political Science and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi. At the age of 17, Brandon accepted his calling in the ministry as a Minister of the gospel in his hometown of Meridian, MS. Here he served as the youth minister and worked closely with the pastor. Brandon now volunteers at West Point Baptist Church in Hattiesburg MS, where he teaches the youth’s Christian development classes. Brandon’s passion for the youth is not only in the church, he has founded a non-profit organization known as Elevate. This organization was charted in February of 2018. The organization was founded to promote leadership and empowerment, provide exposure to a variety of career options, promote pro-social behavior, and endorse the importance of being responsible. The organization completes these objectives by working with 5th grade students at Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg, MS.