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REV. CLAUDETTE GRANT-BROWN, INTERIM PASTOR

   Rev. Claudette L. Grant-Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area.  She is the proud mother of Janelle, Gregory (deceased) and Breland Grant; and the grandmother of two handsome grandsons: JahQuale Mazyck and Gregory C. Grant.

 

  She served at the St. Philip’s Christian Church, Disciples of Christ for 11 years as an Associate Minister.  Rev. Brown is currently the Interim Pastor at SPCC. “I thank God for the honor and privilege to lead his people spiritually.” She is also a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Northeastern Regional Board serving as a Co-Chairperson of the Disciples Women’s Ministry of the Northeastern region. Rev. Brown is a newly member of the 79th Precinct Clergy Council, Brooklyn, NY.

 

  Rev. Brown earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Theology and Religious Education under the auspices of the Community Bible Institute (CBI) - New York Lighthouse Christian College in May 2009. “I knew then, that God had saved me for such a time as this!” While in seminary, in the fall of 2006, she answered the Call to ministry. She could not find any excuses not to accept or serve God. “I was unemployed and the path was set!” God’s plan was for her to go in a new and different direction. God’s call on her life changed her completely. Rev. Brown gives God all the credit every day for keeping her in her right mind during those trying times and life challenges.

 

 Rev. Brown’s first preaching assignment was at Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church, Christian Women’s Fellowship’s 2005 Easter Breakfast where she had served for 24 years. She also was given the opportunities to preach at numerous churches in Brooklyn, NY, Long Island and New Jersey. She has facilitated many workshops on evangelism and women issues.

 

  Claudette is employed at TIAA (Financial Services) as a Senior Administrative Assistant since 2007, a Not-for-profit organization where, she works with wealth management advisors who provide investment solutions for individuals for retirement in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields. For Claudette, her work is not just a job, it’s a ministry. She is passionate about listening, counseling and teaching women of all ages. Knowing your passion is the key to discovering your calling. Life has its challenges and balances, and she has had a few of them. She believes that God remains faithful to those who believe and trust in Him. Even in the loss of her eldest son, she still believes that God makes no mistakes and that she remains faithful to Him and has deep gratitude for His grace and mercy during this time. She remains encouraged and feels so blessed to be called by God and to be His faithful servant. The Bible states, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Amen!