Our Pastor

Biography
Dr. J.M. Brown, Sr.

Dr. Juan M. Brown, Sr. has been the pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church of Mesa Arizona since May 1993 and was installed July 18, 1993. He has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ since February 1982. He served as an associate minister at the New Olivet Baptist Church of Lynwood California and at the Canaan Missionary Baptist Church of Mesa Arizona. Believing that the call to ministry is a call to preparation, Reverend Juan Brown received his training by the late Reverend Dr. L.A. Moss and was a beloved son and faithful minister of his for seven years until Dr. Moss by the sovereign will of God went home to be with the Lord.

After proving himself for several years in the work of the ministry and his commitment to doctrinal studies, Reverend Brown was licensed and ordained a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At the age of 22, Reverend Brown displayed a remarkable gift of preaching and the gift of Shepherding, he was the youngest minister at the New Olivet Church to be called into ministry on a full-time basis.

Reverend Brown continued to excel in both the science and art of preaching. He displayed a strong talent in the area of church organization and administration and as a result was given pastoral responsibilities in the church ministry that should have been given to a more seasoned man.

Reverend Brown is a graduate of Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma Washington. He entered into the Masters program, and graduated with his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Hebrew and Greek languages in October of 2008. In October 2012 Pastor Brown earned his doctorate degree in Expository Communication from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.  Dr. Brown occupies a distinguish professorship of Old Testament studies and Contextualized Leadership Development, sponsored by Golden Gate Baptist Seminary at Southwest School of Theology in the Mesa/ Phoenix metropolitan area’s; 2013-2015.

Dr. Brown has provided vivacious and vigorous leadership to the Progressive Baptist Church since becoming pastor over 26 years ago. He desires to make disciples of men, women, boys and girls teaching them to observe all things that Christ has taught him. This can be seen in the formation of the “PBC School of Discipleship, and the Pastors and Leaders School” of which serves the church and community at large.

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