Pastor J. Anthony Brown
Pastor J. Anthony Brown surrendered his life to the Lord as a teenager and was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ at the Calvary Cross Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He soon after received the gift of the Holy Ghost and his devotion to the Lord has been unwavering. He received his ministerial license in 1984 and was subsequently ordained as an Elder in 2000.
His love for the word of God and fellowship with the saints were demonstrated early in his Christian walk. In 1986, he began attending Mount Zion Apostolic Church under the organizational leadership of Bishop C.O. Ricketts in Toronto, Ontario and was a dedicated member of the choir, always blessing others through his anointed singing.
Through the course of time, the calling on his life to the pastorate became evident. In 1994, with the blessing of his Bishop, he left the comfort of his family, job and church home to begin pastoring the Mount Zion Apostolic Church in Windsor, Ontario. The ministry became a house of refuge to many who heard the powerful teaching and preaching. In 2008, Mount Zion transitioned in name to what is now known as Rapha.
Pastor Brown has been blessed with a gracious and devoted help meet in the person of Lady Metra Brown, along with their three children Michael Anthony, Christopher Alexander, and Andrew Jamie.
Pastor Daniel McDonald
Pastor Daniel McDonald is an Apostolic minister with over 24 years of full-time experience in preaching and ministry. Originally from Escanaba, Michigan, he started evangelizing at the age of 21 and spent three years traveling across the United States and Canada, preaching revivals, camps, conferences, and other meetings. It was during this time that he met his wife Julie, from Somerset, Pennsylvania, and together they continued evangelizing for three more years.
In 2005, the McDonalds accepted the pastorate of First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia, Illinois, where they led the congregation with great success for a decade. During their tenure, the church experienced significant spiritual and numerical growth. In 2015, the McDonalds moved to Shelbyville, Indiana, where they currently pastor the historic First Church of Pentecost, founded in 1915 under the direction of Bishop G.T. Haywood and Christ Temple in Indianapolis. Under their leadership, the church has grown into a vibrant and diverse congregation.
In addition to pastoring, the McDonalds continue to travel extensively, preaching and ministering both nationally and internationally. They are blessed with four children, three sons, and a daughter. Additionally, Pastor McDonald is currently pursuing a master's degree in leadership through Wilson University. His dedication to ministry, coupled with his ongoing pursuit of education, reflects his unwavering commitment to serving God and his community.