Edwin Frederick Brown

Senior Pastor

Pastor Edwin F. Brown was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1989, by the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Market Street SDA Church in Oakland, California.

After receiving his decree in Computer Operations and Business Management from Falls College and his Bachelors in Religion and Computer Science from Oakwood College (University), he joined the staff at South Central Conference as the Director of the Adventist Book and Nutritional Center. Under Pastor Brown’s tenure, sales grew from $100,000.00 per year to over $600,000.00 per year. He was also instrumental in the design, structure and updating to a computerized system for the Book and Nutritional Center.
Pastor Brown has served as senior pastor at Valley Community, Stockton, CA, Beacon Light, Richmond, CA, Maranatha, Jackson, TN, New Birth, Franklin, TN, Oakland Park, Murfreesboro, TN, and Ephesus, Clarksville, TN. In addition to pastoral ministry, Pastor Brown has a great passion for evangelism and has traveled to various countries spreading the gospel. They have included USA, Canada and Bermuda, Chimoio, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, Kenya, and Mombasa, Africa. He has also served in Romania, Chaing Mai, and Bangkok, Thailand, and Lima, Peru. The combination of these efforts has resulted in over 20 crusades 15,000 souls and the establishment of ten new churches and three schools.

Serving the community comes natural to Pastor Brown. He has served as a mentor for young men as Second Lieutenant in the Tennessee National Guard, Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol and for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He is a Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and is a Certified REST Counselor that includes training in Basic Cognitive Spiritual Therapy, Stress Therapy, and Professional Addiction Intervention.

Pastor Brown is the Chief Financial Officer of PEB Ministry a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization operating exclusively for charitable purposes in the State of California.

PEB’s goal is multifaceted in its implementation of providing services to assist youth, young adults, and adults in fostering positive change in their lives. PEB services include Tutoring, mentoring/coaching, family and marital intervention, addiction intervention, and spiritual instruction. Pastor Brown and his wife, Paula (Sampson) Brown own and operate PEB Ministry.

Pastor Brown and his wife, Paula have four children, Brigella Prillerman, Ererika Brown, Mario Brown, and Nivanka Brown. They love spoiling their thirteen grandchildren and five great grands.

 

Long Thatcher

Pastor, Vietnamese Ministry

THATCHER

Pastor Long Thatcher (Thach Long Hanh) was born in Tra Vinh, South Vietnam on April 14, 1972. He is the eldest chid of a military family who helped aid American interests during the Vietnam War. In 1981, Pastor Thatcher’s mother felt that God was calling her to leave Vietnam with her son and two daughters and they embarked on a journey that brought them first to Cambodia. From there, they walked through a mine field to a refugee camp along the border of Thailand. Unfortunately, they were not eligible to travel to the United States and remained at the camp for four years. However, Pastor Thatcher’s unit in the camp was next to a Seventh-day Adventist Church and God used those difficult times to direct him to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.

In 1986, Pastor Thatcher, his mother, and two sisters arrived in the United States. In 1988, Pastor Thatcher’s mother married his stepfather, and led the family to attend the local Seventh-day Adventist church and attend Bible studies. They accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and in time everyone was baptized and joined the church family.

In 2001, Pastor Thatcher graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. In the summer of 2003, Pastor Thatcher furthered his studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. While there, he served as the associate pastor at the Lakeview church in Chicago. Upon completion of his Master of Divinity in 2005, Pastor Thatcher served as associate pastor of the El Monte Vietnamese church until receiving a call to serve at the Vietnamese church plant at the Oakland Market Street Church.

In 2006, Pastor Thatcher married the former Vicky Bich Hien Nguyen and in 2009 they welcomed the birth of their son Andrew.

Pastor Thatcher’s greatest desire is to have the characteristics of his Lord Jesus Christand his passion is to introduce families to the Savior of the world.