God’s creation tells the story and teaches us in simple and complex ways.  Punch and Press wants to dig deep into the lessons God has for us.

 TO PUNCH in winemaking is a technique of breaking up and mixing the cap (grape skins, stems and seeds) with the juice to produce a wine with a better color, taste, and aroma.

TO PRESS is the process in which the juice is extracted from the grapes, or oil is extracted from the olive.

Isn’t that the way God works in our lives? He wants to take those messy parts in our lives and cultivate us. The goal of Punch and Press is to develop people and cultivate potential.  Our goal is that the conversations we share together press us into His Word and His calling in our lives. 

Brandon Guindon
Lead Pastor of Real Life Ministries Texas

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Linfield College and a Master of Arts Church Leadership and New Testament Theology from Hope International University. He was ordained at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, ID. He is a published author and a member of the Board of Directors for the Relational Discipleship Network.

He is on the board of directors for the Relational Discipleship Network (RDN), an organization of like-minded, disciple-making churches that relationally support each other through coaching, training, and equipping. His passion and privilege for 15 years has been to teach and train leaders, from both the local and global churches. He has co-authored several publications on Biblical discipleship, including the Real Life Discipleship Training Manual, and has recently worked on both fictional and devotional projects.  He is passionate about helping the church worldwide become healthy and effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ. Brandon holds an M.A. in Church Leadership from Hope International University. He and his wife Amber have been married 17 years and have four children.


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