Gerard Branch

A father of 9 children, a husband and minister of the gospel. I love helping people and building relationships. I work for a unique company in the auto industry where we have created a new and personal way to meet customer needs in their car buying experience.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I am married with 9 kids

Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
Sales Associate at Pals and Minister/Pastor

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Carrabba’s, IDK Crab shack, Jackie’s Dream

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
15 years

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Everyone is interesting to me

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Hawaii because it just seems beautiful

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?

Q: What advice would you give to people?
learn to love and forgive

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Biltmore Visit

Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
worship music or 90’s R&B music

Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?

Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Eric Thomas at McAlister’s Deli

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
The Diversity

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Full Time Ministry

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I wonder what would have been if I took my basketball career more seriously

Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Highlands, NC

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
January, Christmas and Christmas day

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Jesus Christ

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My wife

Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Chanel on my wife

Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
love, family, kids