The Rev. Fr. J. Keith Brown, D Min, M Div, BS, CH
Co-founder, President and Director of Operations
Keith is a minister with over 30 years of experience in the field. In addition to his previous work as a pastor and priest, he served in Christian education for over a decade as a teacher, head of school, and operations and business manager. He also has a business and finance background, once serving as founder and president of a mortgage corporation. Keith utilizes his combination of business and ministry experience to direct and drive this ministry in its efforts to reach people and share the true loving grace of Christ. In addition to his work as director, Keith is also very active in the ministry itself, often utilizing his unique gift as a professional comedy illusionist with over 20 years of experience performing around the United States. Keith is also the author of several books (fiction and non-fiction) including his “Towardations,” a devotional book and teaching which has been used by therapist around the world. Having experienced the pain of divorce, and often being shunned as an outcast for it, Keith has a heart for those who feel they “don’t belong.” Knowing his calling to the lost and the hurting in the world was real, and despite the disapproval of some, he remained obedient to God and His Word and created this ministry to reach out in non-judgmental love and grace. Grace Team Ministries, a Christ-centered, inclusive ministry is the result of a 30 year dream.
- Ordained and Licensed Southern Baptist Minister
- Ordained Priest (Apostolic Succession-Anglican Tradition)
- M Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- D Min from Trinity Graduate School of Apologetics and Theology
- BS in Business Administration
As director and pastor, Keith will be the only paid employee of the ministry at this time.
Candace Brown, MA in Clinical Psychology
Co-founder, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer (Interim)
Candace is blessed to be a mother of two young adults who will always be her proudest achievement in life. She has 25 years of experience working in mental health and early intervention services through state and private agencies. Her specialty is in helping children and families that have developmental or emotional needs. Candace knows that we all struggle at times and may feel alone, unworthy or scared. She has a heart for the Lord and feels called to remind people of God’s unconditional love and mercy. Her biggest desire is to reach out to people around the world who are suffering physically and emotionally and bring them hope through the healing power of Christ.
Advisory Team Members
Christina is a graduate student at UNC-Greensboro where she is studying to be an Athletic Trainer. She received her Health Science degree from Greensboro College where she also played on the basketball team. She loves reaching out to children and spreading the love of Christ through magic and laughter. Christina will also serve on the “Magic Smile” team and hopes to lead free basketball camps for our ministry in the future.
Jerry Gene Jenkins
Jerry is a husband, father, grandfather, and a full-time employee who still finds a way to donate his time and energy to this ministry. He is an valuable team member, serving on both our illusion team and our Agape Team. As a member of the illusion team, Jerry often works as our stage hand, making sure our set-ups are perfect and our equipment is ready to go. He will also often be behind a camera making sure we document some of our appearance opportunities. As a member of the Agape team, Jerry has been instrumental in the glove collection efforts and has a desire to help us get these into the hands of those who most need them. Perhaps his most valuable gift to this ministry is his sense of humor. Jerry Gene is a gifted comedian in his own right and he certainly keeps us laughing.