Ministries
How We "Do" Ministry
The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:15; "always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." At Community of Grace Fellowship all of our ministries are Interactive. Q and A is not only welcomed, but encouraged. One Sunday a month we have, "Special Word Service", all in attendance are giving the opportunity to have Q&A with the pastor, prior to the morning message. In the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19-20, we are commanded to "make disciples of all nations". In order to turn anyone into a disciple, you must interact with them.

Kingdom Builders

Teaching, training and discussing with others, various ways how to share the Christian faith in a non-confrontational manner. These evangelistic discussions take place in the homes, restaurants, email, over the internet or phone. Learn how to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the UN-churched, to friends, family, neighbors, new acquaintances, etc. using various lifestyle witnessing tools. To learn more, Call, Email or go to go to meetups.com.


Intercessions Ministry

A confidential daily interactive prayer ministry, lifting up the praises, thanks, concerns and needs of our family, friends, neighbors, etc. here and around the world to the Lord. Prayer changes people and things. " "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sin psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." (James 5:13-16) Make your requests known, contact us by Email or Phone.  

Champions of Grace

No man wants to fail. Yet in our culture men are struggling to succeed in life. The battles that they fight at home, at work, with their finances and in their walk with God can be overwhelming. When the various issues of life begin to unravel, a lot of men become hard, withdraw and begins to be useless.

 

God compares men to iron. "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17)." Men need the help of godly men, in order to know how to fight and be viewed as champions in the various battles of life. "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37)."

 

Champions of Grace, meets as needed, in a group or one-on one. We come together via group discussions or personal conversation. We get serious and transparent on topics that are pertaining to men, who desire to live Godly lives in the 21st Century.

Womens Minitry

Loving gatherings and one-on-one talks, designed to transform the minds of women, so that, they discover their divine purpose through God's Word, Prayer and the Fellowship of love.

Children of Grace Fundamentals

A warm, loving and safe Christ centered environment for children of all ages. Each Sunday they will watch a DVD, followed by an interactive Q and A period designed to teach them what it means to be a child of God. Each child learns the fundamental doctrines of the Bible and how to live godly lives, as we minister to them with open arms.

 

Visitation Ministry

As you look at the TV or your local newspaper, it is easy to see that we live in a very dysfunctional society. The attributes of, love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness and all the other actions mentioned in the Bible are rarely seen today. We offer and bring words of healing, comfort and joy into the homes, businesses or wherever people desire to meet throughout our area. These visits are not limited to members of COGF, but all who desire.

Our Pastor

Pastor Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After high school he attended The University of Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Journalism. As a graphic designer, the Lord has blessed him with a creative way of viewing the world around him. Over the years he has done creative work for; ABC-TV, J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, Turner Broadcasting, The Rainbow Coalition, The Republican National Convention, Home Depot, Sears, Burger King, Hardee's, Arby's and Domino's Pizza, just to name a few. In 1987, the Lord used Howard's creative viewpoint in another way  an called him to preach the gospel.

Since 1988 he has been involved in Evangelism and Discipleship in both the Inner-City and Suburbia throughout the southeatern United States. Out of an every-increasing burden to see people come to know the Lord, grow in the Lord and show others their faith and love for the Lord, he established Selah Christian Ministries in 1992. Selah Christian Ministries’ mission is to partner with churches, ministries, organizations and individuals to equip the saints for the work of ministry by providing kingdom resources that we call Pillars Of The Faith: Biblical Teachings For the Church, that will further spiritual Revival in the Church, Evangelism through the Church, and Training for the Church to the glory of God.

He received his Masters of Ministry degree with a concentration on Pastoral Leadership from Birmingham Theological Seminary in 1999. In 2002, he was asked to join Ambassadors for Christ International-USA (afci.us)  as one of their USA Ministers and is currently listed as a USA Associate. As a USA Minister, Howard was involved in the preaching, teaching and training at various churches, colleges, conferences, ministries, revivals amd rallies around the country. He teaches on various subjects found in the Word of God including: discipleship, evangelism, leadership training, human behavior and spiritual gifts. He is now a USA Associate with Ambassadors. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in Biblical Counseling.

His thorough knowledge of the Bible with years of practical application give him a unique perspective and an inspiring vision for how new and mature believers can be equipped for the work of ministry to fulfill God’s will in their lives through expository teaching. In 2008, he and his family moved to the northeast to began a new work. Howard and his wife Deborah, now make their home in Newark, Delaware. In 2009, he and a group of saints formed, Community of Grace Fellowship.