Pastoral Ministry Team

Preaching/Teaching

Grace Team Ministries’ President, Keith Brown, D Min, M Div, has spoken to audiences large and small all over the country.  From New Mexico to Alabama, he has faithfully shared Scriptural teaching with love, grace, humor, and practical application.  His heart is one of restoration.  He truly wants to help people grow in their love of God.

“Pastor Keith loves the Lord and preaches from the Bible…”
~Juanita S.

Keith’s education and speaking experience is ecumenical and thus he is well aware of particular beliefs among churches and denominations.  He is always sensitive to yours. Keith has spoken in Baptist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Assemblies, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and just about any other type you can think of. He never wants denomination or variations in non-essentials to prevent him from being used by God.

“In the 2 1/2 years as my pastor, Keith Brown has proven to be an excellent speaker, well-educated in the Bible , and knowledgeable of modern technology and social media.  As great as these qualities are, there is another quality that surpasses them and that is his abundant love for our Lord and strong belief in God’s plan of salvation.  This is the foundation for his ministry. His sermons are from the Word of God.  His Bible studies are quite challenging as he digs deep into the Scriptures.  Participants are encouraged to explore and make connections that are not always obvious at first glance.  He leads us to these connections with his knowledge of Biblical history, Greek meaning of words, and often a closer inspection of the wording.”
~Anita D.

Sacraments

Holy Communion (Eucharist, Lord’s Table)

Keith offers the Eucharist to all that desire it. It is open to those who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and wish to humbly partake of this spiritual gift. Although many participants have different views on the table (transubstantiation, consubstantiation, or memorial), Keith believes that all people should have the opportunity to share in its blessing and hopefully, experience the extra grace and presence of Christ through the elements. These Eucharistic opportunities are available inside a local church but Keith will sometimes conduct these “out and about” or will even come to your group if possible. This celebration is important and will be treated with upmost respect and form regardless of where it is done.

Baptism

Keith offers the Sacrament of Baptism by water and spirit as a sign of dedication of life to mighty God and the reception said person as a child of of God. Infant Baptism (sprinkling) and Adult Believer’s Baptism (sprinkling or immersion) are available.

Rites

Holy Matrimony

Keith, a recognized member of the clergy, after having counseled a union of two loving individuals may officiate the wedding service and bless the marriage in the sight of God.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing with oil and prayer for the sick is gladly available in obedience to God’s Holy Word.

Confession and Absolution

Although we firmly hold to the “Priesthood of all believers” teaching, and the ability of every believer to pray to God and confess to Him directly, we also understand the desire for some to utilize priestly confession. Sharing this with a trusted member of the clergy can be therapeutic and a spiritual act of reconciliation to God and His universal church. As an ordained priest in Christ’s Holy and Apostolic Church, Fr. Keith is permitted to hear confession and absolve. This is done with the highest discretion, confidentiality, and respect.