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.