Frank A.J. Braun was born and reared on a small farm in Osage Bend, Missouri, the second of eight children. After three years of undergraduate study and two years of law at St. Louis University, he entered the United States Air Force where he served as a Special Agent in the Office of Special Investigation. While stationed in Tokyo, Japan he completed a B.A. degree at Sophia University in 1956.
Upon completion of his tour of duty, he worked one year for the FBI and then put his investigative training to good use, spending the next thirty-six years in claims work with State Farm Insurance. During this time he graduated with an M.A. in Religious Studies from Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington. Since retiring in 1994, Frank has spent his time in research and writing.
Frank and his wife Evelyn made their home in Billings, Montana. They had four children and five grandchildren. Evelyn passed away in 1999.
In addition to being active in his Catholic Parish and community organizations, Frank has been a member of Christian Family Movement, Cursillo Movement, Catholic Charismatic Movement, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, Business Men’s Fellowship and the Association of Christian Therapists. Frank has been an active member and an officer in most of the organizations with which he has been involved. He has participated in numerous conventions and conferences; he also does public speaking and prayer ministry. For the past 30 years Frank, and his wife until her death, also coordinated weekend Word and Communion Services for their parish at a large nursing home complex.