Nathaniel Braswell was born in Macon, Georgia to the parents of Milton Braswell and Clarice Bonner. Nathaniel is the youngest of nine children. At the age of 14, Nathaniel relocated to Brooklyn, New York to live with his beloved Aunt Gussie Mae Coates and her husband Eddie L.Coates.with the help of the Late Rosie Lee Brown.
Nathaniel encountered Christ and joined the Victory Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Nathan R. Turner. Nathaniel served in many capacities while at Victory Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Usher Board and N.R. Turner Choir. His most cherish memory was the opportunity given to him in 1976, when he was selected to serve as the Youth Day Chairperson. On that day, Nathaniel delivered his first sermonette. He often refers to the prayer that was offered that day by his late Pastor, the Reverend Nathan Turner prayed, ” that his life never be the same, and truly it wasn’t.
On May 26, 1979, Nathaniel Braswell married his High School girlfriend lovely Linda McClary. In June of 1979 , He joined the Key to Heaven Tabernacle Church under the Leadership of the Late Reverend James W. McClary who also was his father in-law.
Having a great love for the work of God and a desire to learn more in 1984 he enrolled in the Key to heaven Tabernacle Bible Institute, where he studies under His Pastor Reverend James W. McClarY and Reverend Alfred Bowser. Nathaniel completed various courses. which includes General Bible One and Two, Christian Worker, Evangelism and others.
Over the next twenty years Nathaniel served faithfully at Key To Heaven Tabernacle . He served as Church Clerk, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher and Chairman of The Men Department.
In 1998 Nathaniel accepted his call to preach the Word of God. He preached his trial sermon in August 1998 and was ordained as an Evangelist in the year of 2000 by Bishop Samuel Coston.
In 2005 Evangelist Nathaniel Braswell was led by God to reestablish the Key To Heaven Tabernacle Bible Institute and June 2006, the KTHBI has their First Commencement Ceremony, God has truly blessed the school. with students from various region of the country. The KTHBI has a chapter in New York City, Gainesville Florida and Chicago , Illinois as students from state such as Georgia and South Carolina . In May 2010, Evangelist Braswell received his Bachelors of Theology from Community Bible Institute College and Seminary.
October 2011 Evangelist Braswell wa installed as the Senior Pastor of the Key To Heaven Tabernacle Church of Brooklyn, New York
Pastor Braswell is a Family man. God has blessed him with two wonderful children Naquan and Shaquana. Pastor Braswell was also blessed to be a mentor and father figure to countless of others. Most significantly, he raised his cousin Davon Raspberry and his Godson Howard William along wirh his children.
Matthew 22:14 Put this life in perspective, ” Many are called but few are chosen. God has truly chosen Nathaniel, in such a time as this to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage others to understand that regardless of our beginning, your past or your circumstances in life, God can choose who he please to create change